Friday, December 17, 2010
1st night (sniffle, sniffle) back to work (sniffle, sniffle)...and we all survived
work was thankfully busy and my patient may have actually given herself a finger blister from pushing the call bell so often. but it was just what i needed...to be busy. and my patient and her family were so sweet and she delivered a healthy baby boy a bit before midnight. janet and the rest of my co-workers were wonderful, wanting to hear the story of quinn's birth, telling me to go pump while they watched my patient. my mom sent an email updated. mike sent pictures and texts of how he and quinn were doing. all was well.
at 7:14am i clocked out and janet and i flew to her car. she dropped me off and i tore into the house, took a shower at lightning speed (necessary after a night at the hospital), and went to quinn. and he refused to look at me! he was hungry so i forgave him and nursed him and teared up AGAIN and told him about my night. his dad was in bed, sleepy from a long night of feeding quinn, so mamie and quinn and i sat and talked about how the first night back to work went. by the time quinn was finished nursing he began to steal glances of me but refused to actually look at me or smile. stubborn boy! we went and got in bed with mike and snuggled and nursed and slept. by 9:30am he was back to his old self, smiling and cooing and loving me again. we had all survived.
thank you family and friends for your thoughts and texts and prayers. i love you!