February 25, 2008

I made it through

Well, I made it through my first weekend back at work. I'd been actually looking forward to it, up until Saturday. But, it wasn't too bad. It helped that I was leaving Isaiah with Dad, as opposed to daycare. It's always hard to leave the baby for the first time, but it's been easier every time. I guess it's all part of being a mother. You're always having to "let go" and let them grow from the moment you find out you are pregnant. You have to let go of control over your body, you have to let go when the baby is delivered. And the first time the go to daycare, to letting go of them so they can walk on their own, going to school, getting married, etc. I will be going in the 2 days the kids are there and nursing Isaiah for his first feeding.

Saturday night at work went without any of the things I thought would happen. No emergency c-section, no rapid delivery and no IUFD like I had imagined. It was actually pretty boring. I had 2 antepartum patients (stable enought to be on post-partum) who were monitored 1 hour each shift. They slept the rest of the time. Last night started out the same. I had the same 2 antepartum patients. But then someone came in so I got to go back to labor. And they actually were laboring, rather quickly. It was her 3rd baby, her water broke at 3:15, contractions started 3:30, was 3 cm on admission at 4:15 and she was 9 cm when I left. I had really hoped she would deliver for me. I'm sure she delivered shortly after I left. Anyway, I'm heading to bed for my first "night" of good sleep since, oh, October (hopefully anyway).

And here are some pics to leave you with:

1 comment:

AwkwardMoments said...

Congrats on making it back to work !! That is a huge success