Monday, September 26, 2005

Wow, life's busy when you're a working girl

So, I haven't written on here since I was still on orientation at work. Now I've been off orientation about 5 months plus. I love my job. I can do it ok, I like my patients and I get to practice on other ppl's babies for when I get my own.

I am pregnant and past the scary time of the 1st trimester. I'm due March 27th next year and not looking forward to labor (cause I know everything that can go wrong which is the curse of the L&D nurse) but looking forward to having my own little one to love. I'll be writing on this more so look for updates on things. I'm not "showing" yet, but I haven't gained any weight either. I'm hanging out at a respectable number under 150. (that's all the info you get about weight he he) I know I won't be this weight for long. N-E-Ways... weight's not important except to make a healthy baby. :-) Anyone who is reading this should, in the comments section, give me suggestions about baby names. I have some ones that I like, but I love suggestions. Right now I just read that my little peanut is 3-4 inches long and his little bladder is working to make urine. You only are excited about bio things like this if you're a nurse maybe. :-P

On to other things. I had a wonderful weekend these last 3 and 1/2 days. I learned a lot about myself and other things. For others who are reading this, the comments section can be seen by all that access it hint hint. You never know who's online.

Well, that's probably all for now. I'll update you on baby info and other things in my life more frequently. Hugs and kisses...

Thursday, April 21, 2005


That explains it all (the ahhhh! title). That's how I feel about being in my resource week at work. I'm supposed to be on my own with my preceptor there just to ask questions. What a scary thing. Like after 12 weeks I'm supposed to know everything about Labor and Delivery and be able to do it on my own. Well, not technically on my own because there'll be a midwife/md in the room and hopefully a baby nurse to help with baby. Ohmigosh! I don't even know what I would do if my baby crashed. I get pushed out of the way if that happens now, so what would I do if I was all alone? I don't know. I know the theory, but once it was a semi emergent time and the NICU nurse asked me to give Narcan to the baby and my hands were shaking so bad that the little vile was moving too much for me to draw it up, I had to put it down on the table :-). And that wasn't even emergent! I think I can do it though. There's always the charge nurse looking after everyone. N-E-ways...

Last night was so fun! I went out dancing with my friend Jeannine and a couple other people. It was so fun! It was ladies night at a club in ABQ so we didn't have to pay cover, plus it was wet t-shirt and thong night where local ladies strut their stuff in wet t-shirts and thongs for a $300 prize. I'd never look good in that combo, but it's fun to watch. The ladies come and dance in these cages... and the guys (and girls of course) scream for the one they want to win. Aside from that fun, we danced all night! It didn't matter that we didn't have guys ask us. Us four went out on the packed dance floor of the South Beach club (Hip Hop music) and danced for like 3 hours. Our club is 4 clubs in one so we'd go dance for awhile on the dance floor in South Beach, then go chill in the country club. The kareoke club is normally fun, but we wanted to dance! My girl Jeannine has no rhythm, but it was soooo much fun teaching her to move her booty right :-). The guys from Playgirl is coming next thursday and having a show and one of the cute shot girls took Jeannine's number so she could call us later and give us tickets. It'll be fun, hope we don't have to work. All of the dancing would've been better for my diet if I didn't drink as much as I danced. Oh well, I had sooooo much fun! We have to go at least once a month, maybe once a week!

That's all for now. Oh, and I went au natural to my massage appt, but it didn't matter. The spa was great, but the massage hurt more than it felt good. Oh well. :-) Have a good week all!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Not too Deep

That last post was way too deep for me. I can tell the difference between a rested me and a really tired me by the blog I wrote. Today's my day off and I've had two full nights of sleep so I'm definetly rested :-) I'm going to go get a massage today! I'm excited, but kind of nervous as well. I always wonder, should I get totally undressed, or should I wear my underwear? I read the brochure and it says you can do it either way, but that their massagists(? massuses?) know how to drape their clients to preserve their privacy, or something like that. Basically it means that their employees have learned to drape their clients just skimpy enough to do the massage, but enough so that nothing vital is showing. I think I'm going to go au natural. We'll see. On to other topics.

I'm in week 11 of my orientation as a Labor and Delivery nurse. I have 12 weeks and then a resource week where I'm kind of on my own but with my preceptor as a resource. And then I'm totally on my own (with other nurses and the charge nurse as backup if needed of course). I don't know how people feel ready to be on their own. I certainly don't. But I guess it doesn't matter what I think. Oh well. L&D here I come (in 3 weeks counting this one we're in now) :-)!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Weird Weather

Wow the weather around here is weird. Yesterday it was nice and sunny, almost getting up to 70 degrees. Now today I wake up to grey skies and snow on the ground. Then the snow starts melting so it starts hailing. After the hail, the skies clear up and the wind starts. A crazy wind, one that blows so hard you think it'll blow you away. The wind's still here, a never ending, annoying wind.

Life's like that sometimes. You go through days where everything's sunny, there's no wind or rain. The babies breathe fine and the mom has no complications. Then everything turns on a dime and the hail starts. And you just hope that all of your preparation and learning kicks in and you make it through. I like the sunny days of life, but it takes a day full of hail to remind you why you can't stop learning. I thought all of the classes and tests were over when I graduated. Now I know that the tests that matter in life are just beginning.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The first day of my blog

So, this is weird, knowing that anyone can read my words. But kinda cool at the same time. My soap box today is about learning something new. At first I thought that never getting any positive feedback about stuff you do right and always getting negative feedback on stuff you did wrong was horrendously awful. Now I've seen the light. When all you get is negative, the one time you get positive it makes you feel like it was all worth it. Maybe I'm getting somewhere! And then I have the confidence to go on...

So, nursing is fun, but a little scary. When I was a student, someone was always watching, a teacher or another nurse. Now I just do what I do and it feels like something's missing. Like last night I had to get some pain meds out of the med room and I felt like, shouldn't someone be watching? But I'm the nurse now. The good thing about that feeling is that I check everything like 10 times before I move on :-)

I hope someone reads this and comments, but I'll be ok if no one does. Maybe it's just for me to think out loud to. Sounds like a good back up plan.