Friday, April 13, 2007

First Day of Work



So I managed to survive my first night of work. 12 hours of Labor and Delivery. The night started out fine. The first delivery was at 10:30 p.m. It was amazing. I am glad I took this job. It reminds me of Gods 'little' miracles. My favorite part of the job is when the early morning hours roll around and all the moms are sleeping and all the babies are in the nursery. Part of my job is to comfort the babies should they become fussy. So at 3 a.m I was rocking away with two day old twins. It was a great baby fix. My second wind hit me and I made it to 6 in the morning when I could make the chilly walk back to my car and head home to my girls and hubby (who gave me a quick kiss and was out the door to his job). I managed to sit on the couch and relax a bit until 10 a.m. when both girls laid down next to me and we all took a much needed nap. We all woke up and had lunch and then I made my way to the laundry room where loads of laundry were waiting. This is the part where I need to remember that just because I am a working mom, it does not mean I can slack on everything that needs to be done at home... my biggest challenge is to make sure I do it with a smile. It wouldn't be fair for anyone if I came home and was grumpy all day... especially the girls.

So now hubby is home.. dinner has been eaten.. the girls are in bed... and I am ready to pass out! That being said....

Goodnight!

10 comments:

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

Congrats on your first "day"! Sounds like a wonderful job for someone as caring and kind as you!!

Karin said...

Glad you enjoyed the first shift... baby fixes at work! Nice!

You must have been exhausted having to come home and be "on" for the girls. I hope if you ever have to do 2 shifts in a row you can take the girls to your Moms or something so you can catch a good chunk of zzzzs.

WeightWatchnWoman said...

Congrats on your first day!

You look so happy!

Tiffany said...

Is sounds like you are a nuse? I have been thinking about becoming a nurse myself - I have a college degree but I am doing nothing with it and now - I think I really want to be a nurse. How many 12 hour shifts do you work a week? Are you able to get a good nights or day sleep?

Spring time is a bad time for workouts - you start getting into a great workout routine because it is so nice and well here then it snows! But after a horrible week of weather and busy work week today was beatiful and I got a great workout in. I cannot wait for summer when it is nice all of the time.

Tell us more about your new job or just me - my email is oconnellhouse@msn.com

ArleneWKW said...

Congratulations on your new job. I haven't checked out your blog (or anyone else's) for the last 2 or 3 weeks. I really like your photo. You're looking sooooo good in it.

Cory said...

Glad to hear that your first day went well. Love the scrubs!

Maria said...

Hi Tigerlily! It was really nice that you visited my blog :-) My husband is a nurse! A coronary care nurse -he worked in the geriatrics field for years, then did a bit of everything and now just finished a year-long critical care graduate certificate. He's actually doing a night shift tonight after two weeks off. He does 12 hour shifts mainly where he works. I also like the sound of your 'baby fix'.. I think I need one of those.. it'd be nice! I need to check out if you have some 'before' photo's so I can see where you have come from? Your blog looks great! I've been wanting to add a 'Currently Reading' feature on my blog too and I'm well overdue to put 'blogs I visit' links. It sounds like congratulations are in order for this job you have? It's a pretty photo, thanks for sharing it! :-)

jeannie* said...

Oh my goodness! I dont know how you did that... let alone with a smile! You're a hero in my eyes :)

I'm glad you had a great first day (night?) Heres to many more.

totegirl said...

Look at you in your cute little scrubs! What a cutie!

Salma Gundi said...

I am so excited for you! I bet after going to work becomes more routine, you'll be able to pick back up good diet and workout habits.

You look so happy in that picture. Congratulations on the new job!