Earlier this month we celebrated Leah’s second birthday. Being that she is two, and really has no idea what a ‘birthday’ is, we decided to keep it low key and do a family dinner at her restaurant of choice (Red Robin). However, any time she hears the word birthday, she will yell, “Ee-ah! Bir-day!”, as if … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a home birth in Mexico – Part 6
I was standing in our bathroom when I found out. A pretty typical place to take a pregnancy test, understandably, but with my mother visiting and the kids running crazy downstairs, it was also one of the few quiet places in the house. As I saw the lines appear, gently and slowly like like bubbles … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a home birth in Mexico – Part 1
Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4/Part 5/Part 6 Here are some thoughts I had during my prenatal care with Angelica, the midwife who attended our homebirth in Tijuana in November 2014. These excerpts are from an email conversation with a phenomenal woman who has dedicated her life to humanized birthing in Mexico. She has (and continues to … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a homebirth in Mexico – Part 7
Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4 Hi Jerry, My name is Jamie and my husband and our two kids live in Tijuana. We are US citizens serving with a Christian nonprofit ministry here. I came across your website when doing some online research about homebirths in Mexico. We would love to have a homebirth with our next … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a homebirth in Mexico – Part 5
Part 1/Part 2/Part 3 As my search for someone to help me find a path towards homebirth, one of the first names I came upon was Joni Nichols. Her website was like a beacon in the night. Somewhere in Mexico, there were people giving birth just like I wanted to! I started chasing that glimmer … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a homebirth in Mexico – Part 4
See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Getting things done where we live always comes down to relationship. Who do you know? Who do they know? Who else might know you and know someone else who knows another person? It’s a very circular way of accomplishing anything, but once you know someone who can … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a homebirth in Mexico – Part 3
click here for Part 1 There was one other motivating factor in my desire to have a homebirth. As foreigners living in Mexico, we go through a Visa process and application every one to three years (depending on the current government legislation) that costs us a few hundred dollars each time. Multiply that by four (the number of people … Continue reading Why yes, you can have a homebirth in Mexico – Part 2
Be prepared for the most anticlimactic announcement in the history of announcements: We’re pregnant. Yay! Now, of course we are brimming with excitement and looking forward to Baby #4 joining the family sometime in September or October (and planning for another home birth in Mexico). We are grateful to have another life to welcome to … Continue reading Countdown to September – Baby #4!
I’m revisiting parts of this post today to see how my 2016 unfolded and if it kept true to any of the insights I had when the year began. Sidenote: I love this gal’s blog and mission, which is where I found this Vision Guide to help start my year off right. Her workouts are accessible, effective, … Continue reading My 2016 Vision Guide – review and revisit
Hi, bookish friends! If you’re coming over from Modern Mrs. Darcy’s website and podcast, welcome! If you’re wandering over from somewhere else, it’s great to have you, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and staying awhile. I’m Jamie. Here’s my family: We live in Tijuana, Mexico, and apparently family photos are our jam (ha!). My … Continue reading Welcome, WSIRN Listeners and MMD Readers!