Oh, Shann, I was biting my nails just reading your story!
I am so glad my delivery wasn't that bad - but I totally worried about the doctor pulling the head off by how hard the yanking was. The mama came by today on her way out to give us chocolate.
She also made me pose with her and baby for a picture. Sigh. That's the best part of my job.
Today I had another Magnesium Sulfate patient. This is the third in a week. We were worried she'd end up a section, but all of a sudden she started calling out and saying she felt pressure and I checked and the baby was right there. If she hadn't been a first time mama, it might've fallen out right into the bed!
I loved having the delivery for my shift, but when they're on Mag they're so busy. We have to check them very frequently and there's tons of charting. I stopped at the gym on the way home just to soak in the hot tub for 20 minutes - it felt wonderful and now I'm fairly relaxed.
Tuesday and Wednesday I finally get to work on my own with buddy nurses just to resource me. I appreciate working with preceptors but I sure prefer to do things my own way. I mean, I need to know the policies and such for this hospital, but I don't like the way day shift aggressively manages labor. I am a pretty low key nurse and really calm most of the time, and my preceptors were all pretty high strung. I will especially like going back to nights, where in general it is much more low key.
Becky, I know how you feel about getting started in the writing process. Both of the novels I started I never finished, though. The thing is just getting it down on paper. Even if it's cheesy and/or lame, at least then you can edit it. That's better than having nothing at all. Just sayin'.
I am going to relax some before Ryan gets home and I head to bed. We are opposite right now between me working days and he evenings, but by next week we'll be more on the same schedule.
Anyone else's neighbors shooting off fireworks already? I can hear the strains of the ice cream truck (yes, it's out there anytime between 7:30 and 10:45pm every night - Oh! Susanna) and bang! bang!s of the different fireworks. There was a mini show over the port on Friday night as I was driving home; kinda cool. I'm sure there'll be plenty going off when I drive home Wednesday.