Thursday, December 2, 2010

Back to Work!

I am proud to support that I've survived my first shift back at work in almost 11 months. I was very nervous that I would have lost my skills, especially my assessment skills. But I worked with two wonderful, "veteran" nurses last night, and it really was just like that old adage of "riding a bicycle". I got my first IV last night and my confidence came back and I was off to the races. We weren't terribly busy last night either so that was a nice way to ease into things. I figured if there was a code last night I always could be the recorder...someone has to chart! I had a wonderful patient last night and he was so kind to me and made me realize why I am a nurse and that I truly have made the right decision and confirmed to me that I couldn't be a stay-at-home-mom 100% of the time. I'm very blessed, and will never take for granted, that I get to do both jobs. I am still casual, hoping that I can work 2-3 shifts a week and obviously be at home with Braden the rest of the time.

Lately Braden has REALLY taken to Jay, which is truly amazing to see. He's always, always loved his Daddy, but he's becoming quite a Daddy's boy lately! He's not turning away from me, or anything, but their bond has gotten really strong the last few weeks. Braden really looks forward to when Jay comes home from work and crawls as fast as he can over to see him. It melts my heart! I'm also happy to report that they had a wonderful morning! I got home a bit early from my night shift, Braden had some whole milk to hold him over, then I nursed him and off to bed I went. I slept like a rock, only until 12:45 unfortunately, and got up to a giggling and very happy to see me boy. Jay said Braden had a 2 hour nap and he had lunch and everything went really well. Jay even cleaned up a poopy diaper - WOW! Good job, Jay!

Well...Braden is stirring a bit early from his afternoon nap so I'm going to go see if I can settle him for a bit longer.


  1. only til 12:45 - yuck. hope you don't have to work again tonight, or at least got another nap! that's awesome that it's going well for Jay - this'll be good for him.

  2. Glad to hear that it went well for the "boys" and for you too!

  3. Yay! Glad to see you back!


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