May 29, 2007

This past weekend at work was absolutely nuts. Usually, holiday weekends are relatively slow, but not this time. We had no labor or post partum rooms left and people kept coming in. Part of it I think was a storm that rolled through, so everyone's water broke. It would have been manageable but we kept having emergencies - cord prolapse, 10 minuted decels, bleeding and to top off that list we also had a maternal code back in the OR. That was a first for me. Never had to do chest compressions on a pregnant mom. Both mom and baby were fine and the whole 'code' lasted only about 90 seconds, but it seemed like an eternity at the time.
On the pregnancy front, things are improving with the nausea. I'm not constantly nauseated and I havent yakked in 2 days! But, because I worry about everything, part of me is worried that the little bean is no longer developing. Oh, how I long for the way it was when I was pregnant with my first - I didn't worry about anything, even when I had spotting at 16 and 28 weeks. Well, I guess I worried, but I never thought about miscarriage.
Today I decided to paint our little half bathroom bright sky blue. It's about as small as you can get with bathroom and the previous owners had hideous ivy wall paper. I know you're supposed to remove the wallpaper before you paint, but I decided not to. I got the first coat up tonight and I think it'll look good with 2 more coats on it. We'll see.

May 25, 2007

Finally, I figured out how to get back to my blog. Lots of stuff happened since I decided to start my own blog. We moved to a new house, I'm now only working weekends and one day during the week at L & D for more pay than 4 nights a week. Very nice. And we found out we are expecting our 3rd and final addition December 30. With this pregnancy, I assumed it would be much the same as the last two - no morning sickness. Well, I've been praying to the throne for the last 3 weeks at least 3 times a day. Now that I have my new best friend Zofran, things are looking up though.
I guess let me introduce myself. I'm a night shift labor and delivery nurse and mother of 2 beautiful but ornery children, 4 and 2 1/2. I love the night shift and the different atmosphere you have at night so I'm not sure I'll ever leave. That is until I go back to school for women's health nurse practitioner, but thats a few years down the line.