Hello! It’s been awhile….
On Thursday, August 3rd at 11:41pm, my little girl came earthside! She was born at home, after a very quick labor, weighing 8#11oz and 21 inches long. Healthy as can be! My husband, Corbin, was even able to help catch. Her name is Fiona Hope Arlette Watkins and she has the sweetest, grounded demeanor. I was humbled, yet again, by how intense and BIG the process of childbirth is…I remember people asking me, after I had my son in 2015, if I thought I was a better midwife for having experienced childbirth. I still think, especially after having gone through it twice now, that I am even more humbled and in awe of the process. It is so intricate, individualized, sacred…it made me realize, all over again, how fortunate I am to be in this line of work. Though it can be excruciatingly hard, stressful, exhausting on all levels- it is also profoundly rewarding and important work that I feel you can only be called to. After having Fiona, I discovered a new love, a fresh respect for being a midwife and I am excited to continue following my calling and serving families of Whatcom and Skagit county. Fill out the intake form if you have more questions about out of hospital birth and midwifery care! Much love, Alli
Photo credit: Felicia Marie https://www.feliciamarie.us/info/