I am a third semester nursing student in my first rotation at the hospital. This past week, I was able to observe a secheduled c-section from the spinal injection to the suturing of mom to the newborn assessment. From experienced nurses, I had heard that I would either faint or cry and that I better make sure that I have something to eat beforehand. Well....I cried with joy for many reasons! First, it was the beginning of a healthy new life and second the thrill of connecting the dots between education and actually being able to count each layer of skin and tissue as the surgeon displaced each layer! In wanting to not forget this thrill, I decided to search out a forum that I could write and post to other nurses/nursing students about this emotional and humbling first experience. I would be honoured if others would share any other first experiences as student nurses or a nurse:-).