Like you, before nursing school I knew I wanted OB, but I went in with an open mind. There were a few other areas I liked, but I knew OB was for me. I too had a great birth experience and was into all things OB!
I did a senior practicum in L&D and I loved it. I was excited to go in everyday and truly enjoyed it. There arent many who can say that about what they do. Unfortunately there weren't and still aren't any OB positions around here and if they are they are taken by nurses with years of experience. I will be applying to a nurse midwife program and keep working where I am probably until I graduate.
I've worked as a nurse's aid all through school in cardiac where I am now and its ok, but OB is where I belong I just know it. Even in school I loved reading anything OB, it was fun and exciting to me, I know subscribe to a few OB nursing magazines. I had my daughter in May and started school in Aug, it was rough but it can be done. You just have to decide if its right for you.
What about doing a BSN,maybe 4 yrs from now jobs will be more plentiful..lol.