Wow! Two posts in one weekend when I haven't posted anything in a month. Well...today was my last day of my preceptorship. What a crazy last 3 weeks it has been. I just added it up and in the past 3 weeks between my actual full time job and my preceptorship I have worked a total of 200 hours and 30 minutes to be exact. Not counting the hours of paper work I have done in my spare time, you know. So I guess you can understand why I have been out of the picture for the entire month. My preceptorship was in Labor and Delivery and Shelby. It felt weird pulling back into the Shelby Baptist Medical Center parking lot so many times in the past few weeks. It really brought back many memories from the two years I worked as a tech in the ER. The first day on the L&D unit was when all the memories started to come back to my knees especially. After walking on concrete hard flooring for 12 hours straight reminded my knees of the old days and I was younger then. Okay enough about my knees back to the unit!! I had a wonderful preceptor named Wendy. She taught me so much more than I could ever learn in a text book. After being at Shelby in L&D for 16 years, she knows her stuff and takes very good care of her patients. I did so many things on my own and actually felt pretty confident in myself by the last day. I know that you all do not want to hear about all of the gory details of everything so I will not go into all of that. I did not realize how gory things were until over dinner the other night with Trevor. I was explaining something to him that I did when he in turn felt nauseous over his meal and informed me that he was done listening for then. I guess with my dad being a fireman and my sister working in the ER for a while too my mom just got used to our conversations at dinner and never thought of it. But when I try to talk to Trevor about some things they appear to be not dinner conversations with him or conversations ever as far as he is concerned. All I know is you definitely loose your "always beautiful to your husband" look when you are in labor. This is just my opinion not every ones I am sure. You definitely go through a lot with them the few days you are at the hospital for sure. Though Trevor may be passed out beside the bed during most of it, I am sure he would still call me beautiful to my face at least. HA! I am kind of going to miss being there on the weekends. There was always something new and different with Wendy and I. We never once had a smooth delivery. You are lucky all of you ladies out there if you get one of those. After every day she would tell me it is not always like this. I did see enough c-sections to get my fix on them for a long time, maybe forever.
I am taking a break from studying now because after work tomorrow I start back class 4 nights a week and tomorrow is my first test back. Hopefully it will not be too bad. It is in my easier class. I say that, but my last test in this class I didn't do so great. With that said I probably need to get back to studying. I just wanted to let you guys know I wasn't dead or avoiding anyone and I can't wait to spend time with my friends and family again. It will have to wait until May though. I have 12 tests in the next 6 weeks. Taking a short 1 day break for Trevor's cousins wedding. So if anything that will be the only post made by me until May. Hope everyone has a wonderful week! Please pray for me to make it out of all of this!!!