I can't believe this day is here.
Today, our Enso-baby turned TWO.
I've seen this happen to other families, their babies learning to walk, talk, (talk back), and I never really imagined it would happen to us. But today is that day, two candles on the cake and a whole new level of awareness.
We jumped on Suite 10 when it unexpectedly became available, rather than operating out of our third floor location, as we had planned.
(Kind of like SURPRISE! TWINS!)
People often ask us how two women without children could possibly run a space like Enso. It's well-meaning, I'm sure, but I want to answer the way women with children answer. We just do it. We love what we do. We have the same ups and downs that new families do - moments when we are crying in the bathroom wondering if we will ever make it out of this stage, as well as moments in the sunshine, when everything seems to fall magically into place.
We live off of string cheese.
(And we're always finding Cheerios in things...).
We've done a lot this past year, so here are a few of our highlights:
- Added several childbirth education classes
- Boosted our postpartum offerings (adding sign language, pediatric CPR, and Mama Yoga)
- Branched out into the world of henna!
- Completed our first Mom & Me Yoga teacher training
- Held our first Artist's Bazaar
We now have 25 different instructors at Enso, consignment artists, supportive mamas who assist with hosting and marketing, and countless families who have benefited from our services.
While some months have been harder than others, we are thrilled (and sometimes surprised) that we're still growing. Thank you for sharing your most important times with us - your laughter and tears, your feedback and heart-felt endorsements. We couldn't do what we do without your support.
We know you are stretched thin, your time, your patience. But in the moments when you see something we've shared, when you cross paths with a lost-looking mama or pregnant woman, when you visit with your care provider, we appreciate you speaking your voice on our behalf. Whether that is sharing a post on Facebook, inviting a friend to Meet the Doulas, or educating your provider about what we do. THANK YOU.
This blog is not intended to be a source of medical information or advice. Please discuss all of your concerns with your care provider.