Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hump Day

Hi ya'll. I'm sorry its been so long since I've blogged. Mostly its just been killing me trying to get used to a new routine. I worked Monday night which means that yesterday was a blur of cat naps and the kids. I slept great last night, and today I have nothing to do but clean. ugh. Tomorrow my aunt and uncle are flying in from Texas.. which means I am getting my hair chopped off this weekend (YEAH). I work tomorrow night AND Friday night... so I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to hang out with them. My hubby is taking my uncle fly fishing both Friday and Saturday. He is so excited to go that he has been out in the driveway practicing his cast every night when he gets home. Saturday they are all coming over to celebrate my 29th birthday. It really isn't until the 25th, but since they will be here they thought it would be fun. I cant believe I am going to be 29.

My diet has gone down the tubes... as has working out. When I work at night, I don't work out that day so that I don't use up all my energy. I also eat all day, then all that night at work, then all the next day too. What a piggy! I totally have to find a way to work that out. Then I don't even workout the next day because I am too tired. grrrr. I have today to get my diet back on track, and to get in a really good workout. One of the nurses went in to a Weight Watchers meeting yesterday and called to invite me, but alas, I was sleeping. I don't know that we can afford it just yet. Maybe next month I can try it out.

Speaking of work... I am loving it. Someone asked me to tell more about what I do. Well, I am in charge of filling out the paperwork in the delivery room while the delivery is taking place. I help where I can but try to stay out of the way. After the birth, I help the mother by getting her cleaned up and moved into her new room. I get to give the babies there first bath and then teach the mothers all about changing diapers, cleaning the umbilical cord.. all the great stuff that a new mommy needs to know. I take vital signs through out the night and help where I can. I make sure that the delivery rooms are stocked with everything ... and take care of alot of the odd and end stuff around the department. When all that is done I am in the nursery, where I get to comfort the babies while their Mommy's try and get some sleep. It is definitely a dream job for me. Hubby asked me last night if it was hard for me seeing all those newborn babies knowing that I cant have anymore. Although babies are precious, I love the two I have and don't really want anymore of our own. I am just happy to help the woman who get to experience motherhood again, or for the first time. It is such a joyous occasion that I am very happy to be a part in. My time for newborn babies have come and gone... now I get to enjoy everything else!!

Well.. I am off to get this house back in order... take a long bike ride with the girls... eat lots of fruit and veggies... and find myself again!

Have a Blessed Day!


de said...

welcome back tl your work sounds busy, i know it is rough but will sure help you guys be sure and say hi to geni and her hubby
tamarra i have eye surgery all day am putting 3 kinds of drops 4 times today.

Cory said...

I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself, and I'm sure you'll find time to visit. Good luck getting your eating and exercising worked out. It might take a while, but you'll get it!

PearShapedGirl said...

Tigerlilly, I so happy to hear that you're loving your job! It sounds wonderful and like something I'd love to do, although I have no medical experience or kids of my own. I'm sure the new routine makes eating well and exercise a lot harder, and it'll take a while to find something that works for you. My heart goes out to you because I know what you're going through. I can't offer advice (obviously, um I'm just getting fatter), but just know I'm here for you.

Take care,

p.s. Thanks for the offer about the book, that's so generous of you!! I'll send you some info via e-mail when I get a chance.

ArleneWKW said...

How wonderful to have a job that you enjoy. Staying on track with food and exercise is a major struggle with the hectic schedule that you describe. Also made difficult by this being a new routine for you. A suggestion: Try to find the time to prep. a tempting lunch/dinner for when you're on the job. Also a snack or two. I know it's hard. I also know that you don't want to regain the lbs. that you've worked so hard to get rid of.

Tiffany said...

Can I have your job?? It sounds wonderful - and you get your baby fix at the same time. I wouldn't worry too much about the diet and exercise right this minute. You just started a new job, a new job at night too and it will take a little time to get into a new routine. Maybe a workout right before work?