Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I did it!!!

I feel like Dora the Explorer, I'm going around singing "I did it. I did it! I did it. Yeah!"

Oh, what did I do? On Monday I took the lactation consultant board certification exam. I won't get results till October, but I feel that I did really well. I was excited and smiling even as working on the exam. When I got home my family had a little party for me :)

I've had so many things I've wanted to write about the past few weeks but was spending my time studying and attending a breastfeeding/parenting conference. The conference was wonderful and I heard some amazing speakers like Dr. James McKenna, Dr. Nils Bergman, Ina May Gaskin, Dr. Peter Hartmann, and Dr. Miriam Labbok. Everything I heard reinforced my studying and left me feeling great.

There are just a few weeks left before school begins again here in Florida. We'll be spending quite a bit of time with family. I'm looking forward to catching up on some things at home and settling down to do some sewing and other craft projects.


Melba said...

I am proud of you!!!
and Maggie likes that you had a picture of Dora!


mommyneedsacocktail said...

Congrats!!! a lactation consultant saved my life once.

My son now wants to watch the "Dora movie" on your page. lol

Suna said...

I am glad you enjoyed the conferences. They were the most fun times of my life!

Miss Sassy said...

Wow - October? What a crazy long wait. Best wishes and congratulations. Lactation consultants helped me out a great deal and I will always be grateful.

shisomama said...

congratulations! i called a few lactation consultants in the earliest days when i was feeling quite desperately green, and they really helped me so much. good for you!

my brother's wife had a baby earlier this year, and because she had to leave her baby at home the first month (long story, but my brother shattered his leg out of the country) and by the time she got home, her milk production had really dwindled so they started on the bottle. i really wish that she could've gotten some help (they live in taiwan), because i think that she missed out on a lot!

krista said...

Hey, that is so amazing!!! Congratulations.