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Archive for November 2009

This past October I bought a really cute angel holding a basket at a local florist. I thought that I would use it this Thanksgiving for a new family tradition. I want to pass slips of paper around and have everyone write how they were blessed this year. I will then have my youngest son read the papers with my help of course.¬†I want my youngest son to experience the richness of having an attitude of gratitude each and every day. I just asked him……What are you thankful for? His reply was my brothers. He will experience the true meaning of family when he shares the Thanksgiving meal this year. It has been a year of reestablished relationships for me this year. His paternal¬†grandmother called me in January and explained to me what was going on and the rest was history. I started talking to her after being alienated from the family for three years due to a less than perfect divorce. It’s just the way life is. It’s never perfect. Life just happens. Things happen in life for a reason. I am blessed with four boys and a very supportive family. 2010 will bring great blessings on me. But that is for a different blog. My wish for you is this……May you be blessed in a special way through this holiday season. May you find the true meaning of Christmas and not be caught up in thoughts of………..How can I get presents for my children. The greatest gift was already given to them. Life though Jesus Christ.

It’s amazing how I have come to the conclusion……..I would never want to be a head nurse. There is too much involved with hospital policies and politics. This is not where the fun is at. The real fun is on the “battle front”. The Labor and Delivery Unit should run like clockwork. This almost always never happens. What happens is this…… Battle cliques are formed. Young nurses vs. the older nurses. Nurses start talking about each other both their private and personal lives. It just happens. That’s life on the battlefront. Who suffers is the patient. Quality care cannot be delivered if the nurse is painting her nails in the nurses station. I saw this with my own eyes. There’s nothing like getting upset watching the day shift with their morning routine. Applying makeup, getting cups of coffee, making personal phone calls all before making first patient rounds. Yes this only happened on my unit. If this has happened to you I would love to hear your stories. I have to say that I do have the makings of a good book….”Hidden Secrets Of Labor And Delivery Nurses: Hiding From The Stork………