Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lots of Babies!

July was a record setting month at work...for all times! 361 babies in 31 days...with an 18-bed L&D, no antepartum unit...that's a lot of babies! We had 6 sets of twin, 4 of which happend the last week-and-a-half. I had at least one 3-delivery night (all vag!) plus several 2-delivery nights. We were a busy bunch for sure :) I think all of us nurses are more than happy if we don't break the record again for a VERY long time! It was kinda cool though, I delivered the record-breaking baby one morning(356) and then came back that night and delivered the new record-setting baby (361) that night. How cool is that?!

We had a lot of earlier babies too...2 sets of 31wk twins, some 32wk PIH moms...our NICU is full to overflowing! Job security is amazing!

I was thinking this week that the begining of August marked my 2-years as a L&D nurse, and my 2-years as a nurse period. I sure feel like I've been doing it longer than that (and am very guilty of telling my patients that I've been doing it longer than that...just to make them feel better). I know there is still tons that I have left to learn, but so many things that I used to think were such big deals aren't that big of deals anymore and things that used to get me all flustered don't any more. I think that's a good thing. And yet everytime I go to work and get in the "just another day at the office" funk, I have a delivery, or a patient, or a conversation with someone that makes me remember what an amazing job I have and all the miracles that I see happen every night at work. Whether it be working hard with a mom to delivery that miracle, or working hard with that mom to keep her pregnant just one more day. is good :)

Babies total: 100M/114F = 214
Vag:75M/87F = 162
C/S: 25M27F = 52
Babies 'caught' = 2f1.5m