I just realized that I could have a baby 3 months from now! I’ll be 37 weeks on May 26th. Wow! That’s a little bit frightening.
Archive for February, 2009
We had the weirdest thing at work yesterday. We had a multip who was being induced because she was overdue. Weirdest thing though. Nobody could find her cervix. She had a LEEP about 10 years ago, so the docs figure her cervix was just stubbornly scarred shut. So she ended up with a c-section, essentially because nobody knew how dilated she was. Crazy.
Just so you know, if you are having contractions and your cervix doesn’t change, you are NOT IN LABOR!! I did not “stop” your labor by giving you the medication that YOU REQUESTED. That is all.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Nurses tend to be a superstitious bunch. At least the ones that I’ve worked with. And I am no exception. We believe that the full moon brings craziness, even though studies have shown that it doesn’t (I don’t believe it). L&D nurses know that a change in barometric pressure means more business. We also believe that if you open the cabinet drawer that houses the prenatal records, you will get more business. Which is why during busy times you will see nurses avoiding this cabinet like the plague. And in slow times we are frantically digging through the drawer. At my last job, there was a physician that I didn’t particularly like. When she was on call, I stayed the heck away from the prenatal drawer. Seemed to work most of the time ;). Anyway, today brings us Friday the 13th. The mother load of all superstitious days. Craziness will abound! And I work the weekend. This could get interesting.
Oh! And Happy 100th Post to me!
For some reason, someone found my blog via the words “dairy queen”. I don’t remember ever talking about Dairy Queen. Did I?
Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa!