..but Still taking a few mins to post here. It's sorta a mini vacation I suppose; being only 4 days long. But considering all I could get Off from work was 6 days..well it is what it is.
We decided to take the trip south to Williamsburg and that's where we spent the day. And it was 100 degrees! But I love the place. And it was full of wonderful gorgeous things to photograph. So, since its late, and everyone wants the lights off; I'll post a few pictures I snapped with my new camera =)
Tomorrow its either the Water park, (which is giNormous) or Busch Gardens. Not sure which yet. I Did note that Busch Gardens is FULL of FREAKIN high rollarcoasters tho *shivers*.
Note-Ok so this lame hotel internet won't Upload my lovely pics. So for now I can't show you. But I will...soon.
...it was like night and day. My shift started at 1900 and I was listed as working in Periop. This means I either go into the OR with a C Section mom and "do" the baby. Meaning I take the baby fresh from the open womb and dry him/her vigurously with the Pediatrician and assess the baby; give the meds; put bracelets on, ect ect. I'll try not to bore you lol.
Anyway last night I commented on my Moms Huge belly as we prepped her for the surgery. I mean she was Ginormous! Well you can always get a pretty good idea about the size of a baby as soon as the Doc pulls the head out. This babys cheeks were just fatter than I've ever seen! Weight of this baby was 12lbs 1oz. I'm Not kidding you!! Wow she beat Me I said lol. My first baby was 11lbs 7 and 3/4oz. Peanuts compaired to this little boy!! Sad thing was he had to go to NICU tho. Baby was grunting and had a low blood sugar. But he will be fine. Just needs a bit of help to get his system working well. He was absolutely adorable. I could of just kissed him!
Later I was covering for a nurse who had to leave the unit for her break. Her pt. was 20 weeks with twins and in PTL. Pre Term Labor. She was lying in Trendelenburg position which means her feet were higher than her head! Looked Uncomfortable! Her BIG problem was one of her babys amniotic bag had ruptured and his little leg was down in moms vagina. NOT a good thing BTW! Basically this is a death sentence. The baby is too young to save...and its only a matter of time, probaby days before he is born. A baby is not viable ( I hate that word!) until about 24 weeks. She put her light on and I answered it.. "I feel more movement in my vagina than I did earlier" she said. Ohh no I think. I get the resident and she does a speculum exam. She points out the little leg protruding in the moms vagina. This is a heartbreaking situation. The parents are in their mid 30s and have no children. This is an IVF. In Vitro Fertilization pregnancy. The "hope" is to sew her cervix shut once baby A is born. Can this work? Probably not...but it could. So I reassure the mom and say a little prayer in my mind as I walk out her door. I also said a prayer for her NOT to deliver while I was in charge of her for the next 30 mins. Lucky for me she did not.
So I had highs and lows at work last night. Great joy for a sweet fat little baby boy and great sadness for the small living but doomed babys still unborn.
..I still love my job tho. It's strange the strength that comes to you when you need it. When I think about some of these things I feel really saddened and ackward about dealing with the situations. But when they actually happen, I step up to the plate. I get pleasure in doing what I can do to help. Thank God!!
I love these little guys too. Ever find one? It's called a Hummingbird Moth. And I swear when you see them you Almost think they're a small bird. IE a hummingbird. They're all over my butterfly bush. Fascinating!
I found these reading and thought I'd share. Now I can Just imagine some men actually Saying these things to women. Trust me. I've heard some I could add here! Sometimes I think this whole "support" persons thing is a bad thing lol. I have to shhhhh them! Amazing really...
1.Honey, I don’t mean to alarm you, but have you ever read about anyone actually popping from being so big?
2.Hey Babe, is it OK that I invited some of the guys from work over to see how big you are? They won’t believe me.
3.Honey, come in here and see this horse giving birth on TV. Oh, man that looks like that’s gotta hurt.
4.Honey, I was just straightening up the bedroom…can you tell me if this is a fitted sheet or a pair of your underwear?
5.You’re dreading labor?! Do you know how sore my feet get from standing beside you that whole time?
6.Boy it would be really nice if you went a week or two late so I could watch the six-part mini-series on PBS.
7.No, I couldn’t eat another bite honey. I ate so much I feel…like you.
8.Why don’t you go take a nice, relaxing, hot bath? But don’t put much water in the tub because it’ll overflow when you get in.
9.No, you don’t look huge. “Huge” is such a harsh word…I prefer the term “healthy.”
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