I've been on a roll at work...I can't seem to stay out of the C/Section room! It seems I am in there every day that I do patient care. I am stealing the reign from Kari and she is the C/Section queen! I am very competant now at charting and counting and getting more sutures all at the same time...I can put on compression stockings and undo the scalp electrode in one full swope. My laps hang in the wall thingee and I occasionally get to see the baby too.
But, I must say that I am sick of the room! I love doing vaginal deliveries - there is just something about working with a family then getting to push with them, then seeing their new little baby be born and hearing its first cries. When I worked on Saturday I was so excited for I had a 2nd time mommy and I was stoked to finally be working in an LDR - anticipating a plain ole' delivery. So we get to know each other, labor her, get her an epidural, get her to complete and legs up in stirrups and pushing, but the baby doesn't like it...the heart rate won't come up... so bam...off we go to the OR. Again! I had to apologize to her - like it is my jinx - not her issue with not delivering. We laughed about it but I am seriously thinking I've got some cloud over me or something...
Yesterday - the curse was lifted!! :) I actually did two vaginal deliveries and one of them I almost had to do myself while waiting for the doctor. It was so very fun. One baby boy, one baby girl. My last patient of the day said that I couldn't leave until her baby was out...which was 10 minutes before shift change. But I don't think I would have left any ways. I so wanted to see it through until the end. She pushed like a trooper and had such a cute little girl. Thank you so much to my wonderful patients yesterday! For allowing me to be in with them during such a special event in their lives. But mostly - Thanks for breaking my C/Section reign!!!
PS - why does everyone want to deliver on Valentines day??? I was starting to think every pregnant woman in orange county visited us yesterday...wonder how many deliveries we actually did do.