Monday, February 7, 2011

Well....what a weekend

I shared with you about Group Prenatal Care getting off the ground. Now I get to share about my first experience with teaching "Natural Childbirth Class" at the awesome place of Peaceful Beginnings.
Powerful and just WOW was all I could say.
So, if you read my last post about the first day of Group Prenatal Care, I talked about being calm, cool and collected and then BAM!!!!!!  Panic mode and the thoughts of....
"Who do you think you are?"
"What do you have to teach?"
"What if they ask me questions I don't have the answers to?"
All of those panic, worry and fear thoughts flooded me on Friday.  I needed this and that and the other from the store and every time I thought about what I needed, the cost factor came into play.  I am such a tight-wad when it comes to money.  It's almost ridiculous.(No, I take that is ridiculous)
These were my thoughts......
I need...... (I was considering going to Target)
7 3-Ring Binders (at least $2 each)
Poster board ($1)
Bag of balloons ($3)
Package of ping-pong balls ($5)
Name Tags ($2)
Package of Manila file folders ($3)
I was basically trying to figure out a way to try and look professional without breaking the bank.  I had worked myself into a tizzy trying to figure it out.  It was raining, cold, wind was blowing and late and I needed this stuff yesterday.  I went out to get it. Frustrated by the cost and then realized as I pulled up to the red-light, "Pray Pam!!!!!"  DUH!!!!!!!!  I confessed my frustration, my worry, my panic and wanted so much to enjoy this whole experience. I didn't want to spend $30 on this.  I just confessed it all and at that moment it was as if someone else was driving my car.  I went to Dollar Tree.  My first reaction was...."They never have the same thing twice but I will go and trust that they have what I need."  He brought me here.
I walked in with Little Man in tow. He stayed with me and didn't run everywhere (which is NOT normal).  They had NICE 3 ring binders, poster board for 50 cents, file folders, they even had the balloons AND PING PONG BALLS!!!!!  I was overwhelmed to the point of tears when I returned to the car. I forgot the name tags but at that point I was so excited I couldn't stand myself.  I just praised Him all the way home!!!!!!!!!!!
I went in Saturday morning and had the typical butterflies but NOTHING like before. My class was AWESOME!!!!!!!  It was exactly what I had hoped for.
They talked. T
hey discussed.
We did a relaxation exercise.
It was AWESOME!!!!!!  I had the most fun!!!!!!!! Linda (the owner of Peaceful Beginnings) came in and checked on some things and we just had a wonderful experience.  I so enjoyed it.  I could teach what I know and what I have seen and experienced in my other deliveries that I have been apart of. 
That is how it all went.  I enjoyed it so much and so looking forward to this coming Saturday when we get to do it all over again!!!!!!!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and thank you for your prayers. 

Doula Mama Pam


Lynn-Marie said...

I am so happy for you!

Britt said...

YAY! So SO SO excited for you!!!