Night shifts hard with family - page 3
Hi! I am a new grad that was a LPN before I became an RN. Well, I have recently started in the NICU, which I feel is my passion, but I am working nights. Well, my baby as well as my husband are not... Read More
Feb 16, '07Occupation: Nursing Faculty Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 8,317; Likes: 6,285Quote from RN_AmandaI found this to be true- especially if you you're trying to stay awake all day taking care of baby after working all night. I found I was much more alert and available to my baby once I went to days. Good luck to you.I know the hours away are the same working days vs nights, but there is something different about being away from my baby all night then all day.
Feb 20, '07Occupation: RN From: AZ, US ; Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 1,658; Likes: 118Quote from RN_AmandaI understand....you sound like a sweet mommy!!Well, I dont want to put blame on my hubby. yes, he does struggle some with the baby at night, but he did say that I could do what I wanted, and he would work through it. However, me and my baby are so close, we even sleep together. And when I miss her at night I also have to sleep through the day with her at home which is hard to do. I am not saying that others cannot do it, I just am not ready to give up that time that we have together at night. I know how fast she has already grown, I am just afraid I will regret missing out while she is so little.