Man, can I go one Monday night without starting out in the c-section room? Seriously, 4 out of the last 5 Monday nights, I go in, take a patient that I looks to deliver vaginally overnight, only to find out that they are heading back to the OR. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with c-sections. Remember, I had 2. It just seems that it's becoming a Monday night trend for me. The first Monday night c/s in was for a failed induction - she had been stuck at 8 cm for several hours. The second and third was for a mom who had been pushing and the baby just wasn't going to fit. Last night it was for a mom who was not only not dilating, but her baby wouldn't tolerate the pitocin, and the FHR started climbing. Finally, after several calls about a FHR of 180, minimal variability and late decels, I get an order for a c/s. Okay, I guess that one wasn't right at 11:30, it was shortly after midnight. But you get my point. My co-workers told me I wasn't allowed to take labor patients anymore on Mondays - they'd give me the antepartums, that way those laboring mama's might actually deliver vaginally! Labor nurses are probably the most superstitious nurses you'll meet.
I've finally started running again, now that the weather has cooperated. My last couple runs I'm able to run a little bit farther than I did the day before. Granted, I'm probably only running 1-2 miles, but, hey, it's a start. I did get some motivation from my darling daughter. The day that I was about to loose my mind and I flung dried potatoes everywhere, Clara worked her magic. We were all at the table and she looked at me and said "Mommy! It looks like there's a baby in your belly!". Thanks, thanks for that Clara! Gotta love that 4 1/2 year old honesty! Now I know she didn't mean it to be mean, because she sees pregnant friends of ours, she remembers when I was pregnant with Isaiah and Boompa (grandpa) talks about his big belly and she talks abouthow his belly is big because there's a baby in there. And that day, the kids had said "it'd be neat if you had another baby. So she didn't mean it to be mean. But she's was right. My extra weight is concentrated around my belly (that's what 3 kids and 2 c-sections will do for your abs) and I look about 22 weeks pregnant. Really, this is a minor concern, but it was enough to get me up and running again. Oh, and I found out my cousin's wife is big into marathons and after she has her baby this month, she's going to give me tips on how to train. We'll see how it goes!