It's your turn now, nurse! - page 2

I am an OB nurse; I do mother/baby, newborn nursery, and high-risk antepartum nursing. I'm used to being the one in control. I'm used to doing the teaching, reading the monitor strips, and reassuring... Read More

  1. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from spotonthewall
    My Lady,
    So, you are beginning to feel half-human again?
    Is that better than feeling halfelven?
    Good Luck!
    Not yet....still waiting for her to make her appearance.
    Sometimes I would love to have the serenity of the elves.

    Thanks to everyone for the prayers, thoughts, and good wishes. They mean more than I can articulate here, but know that I appreciate all of you so very much!!!!!
  2. by   cubangirl
    As a l/d nurse I know what u going through!! But have faith that everything is gonna go as expected!! Keep us posted
  3. by   kbrn2002
    Sorry for the late reply but I am just catching up on some older threads...So congrats on the pregnancy! I hope all went well and you are now the proud mama of a beautiful baby girl!
  4. by   Adanna
    I wish you well and a very safe delivery. I read every line and what amazed me is the fact that you were able to sit long enough in one spot to write all these and you remember the work of an OB nurse at 37 weeks. I have been pregnant a few times and I remember forgetting everything I know as soon as I get pregnant. It was always as if someone or something zapped all the brain cells out except the part that allowed me to go to my appointments. I was a worry wort and that did not help matters and now, I still have not recovered some of my long or short term memories. With each pregnancy, I completely blanked out on how painful the last one was. I remember that I had pains that were so intense I became confused and semi paralyzed because I refused all pain relievers, but I do not remember the extent of how they hurt. In order words, God made it impossible to continue feeling the pain as I was overwhelmed with joy afterwards. As for the brain cells, my God's gifts (my children), took some away permanently or was it the labor pains? I can't recall. The youngest one was born over 16 years ago. So, know that a few years from now, all the anxiety will all be a blur except the good parts. May God be with you always.
  5. by   hecallsmeDuchess
    I just found out you have a blog so I'm going to read all the old ones to catch up. I'm also pregnant, didn't know for almost two months (or maybe I was in denial,lol) but it's been a journey. I'm past the half-way mark now and everything is going well (even with the tiredness, aches and pains, hunger pangs, no comfortable position sleeping, constant peeing and stomach that fills up too soon). I love going to my appointments and hearing the heart beat and now the baby is moving a little bit, I'm overjoyed. One thing I have refused to think of is labor, because the thought of it scares the crap out of me and somehow I keep telling myself that I'll be fine as long as I pretend labor isn't awaiting me at the end of nine months. I don't know how long I'll keep labor off my mind or if it's even healthy to not think of it but I'll do that for as long as I can.

    Hugs to your baby for me and keep blogging!