I only worked 2-nights this week since I got call on Tuesday, but seriously, I think I'm just as worn out! I feel like I've worked 3-nights...and I guess I technically did work an extra 9hrs on Sunday night, but it still wasn't 3-in-a-row. Convinces me all the more that half the effort is the mental part, and I had to psych myself to get ready to go to work Tuesday anyway before they put me on call.
Anyway, I had a nice delivery last night, well, I guess it was good. The poor girl had been in the hospital all day since about 0800 contracting randomly, but never changing her cervix all day. The day nurse tried 3 or 4 times to send her home but she said "it still hurts" so more stadol, etc, still no cervical change. So the on-call doc when in about 1930 to try to convince her it was just false labor and do go home...surprise surprised, she was 4cm instead of the 2cm! So she got to stay...
I got her blocked, labored, started some pit, put on my very own scalp lead...I was quite impressed with myself :) Then mom spiked a temp right before delivery, then baby came out with a temp, we'll see how that all ends up. Nuchal X1, no wonder I had variables all night!
We're switching our IV catheters over to new ones, and I get a candy bar (or so I'm told) because I started 2 of them last night. They are quite different and I have to stop and think about exactly how they work every time I use them. They're nice 'cuz they have a built in extension tubing and a saline lock on them, but they're just a little different. Does anyone else use these where they work?
Anyways, so I'm done 'till Sunday night, then starts my 8-day stretch again! Hooray!! I'm lying on my bed watching the beginning of our forested 5-9inches of snow start to fall. Seriously, it was like 70 earlier this week. Gotta love midwest weather! Happy weekend everyone!
Babies today: 1m/1f
Babies total: 40M/40F = 80
Vag:29M/31F = 60
C/S: 11M9F = 20
Babies 'caught' = 1f