i have been very, very tired... but i am happy. i have started my new job as a women's health/ldrp nursing assistant, and it is fabulous! today was my first day on the floor (though i am still in orientation through the end of the week) and among the many things i experienced, the highlights were:
-observation of a c-section, right in the heart of the action
-cleaning up after a meconium splattered mother (and floor, and bed, and...everything)
i also witness some very heartbreaking things, and... i had to cry. i just had to. i will spare yall the details, particularly because two of my dear readers - a & m, are dear friends who happen to be pregnant, and there is no need to add worry. but i realized that compassion is something learned with experience.
i also got up close and personal with how freaking ROUGH some nurses can be with the wee newborns! damn!! it pissed me off so much - i mean, i know that they get busy, but if they have time to sit around and talk about who screwed who on the soap operas and talk shows, then they can take just a few extra moments and take the sticky monitor sensors off the baby's skin gently and take a second to respond to the screaming, red, scared, tiny, crying baby under the hot ass nursery warmer lights. i mean, i would have hated to see muppet in the nicu screaming while nurses standed around ignoring her. yeah, i know that the nurses arent always emotional invested, but damn. damn. i vow to be different. dont get me wrong, though, there were some great people there and i had a really good time on the floor. greatest part about the whole thing? one of the ob scrub techs is leaving and one of the head nurses informed me that she had me in mind for the job since she was so impressed with me when i toured the ward on my initial interview!!!! i am PSYCHED!!!! that means that i could potentially be working the equivalent of full time, padding my resume like crazy. plus, the hospital often has continuing education classes for the nurses on staff, and i will be attending one of those tomorrow. which means, essentially, that i will receive a certificate for it and.... yes, you got it, more resume padding. i swear, by the time i get out of nursing school, i will be the most desirable new hire ever!!
but oh, i am tired.