Delivery_Queen’s Weblog

Archive for December 2009

One holiday that I always loved to work was New Year’s eve. There’s nothing like seeing if your hospital would be the first the first to have the area’s first baby of the new year. I remember ringing in 2006 with the area’s first baby of the new year. It was exciting knowing that I beat one of my fellow coworkers by 16 minutes. It was always a challenge on the unit……. Soon after midnight other area hospitals would call to see if we had a delivery yet. In 2006 the married couple I had beat an unwed teen. I was so happy for the couple. I knew that their story would be published and they would receive gifts donated from local businesses. I wonder if that will happen this year. Will local businesses throughout the United States be willing to donate services to the new families? What a way to promote their business. Just think of the word of mouth promotions it would bring the local business.

Advertisements

My experiences with crafting have taken me to many different places of healing. One recent encounter lead me to give away two angel bracelets that I have made. These bracelets symbolized new hope for the women that received them. I told one of the women that the new year would bring new blessings for her. She witnessed what true friendship could bring…….emotional support and a fresh outlook for a better tomorrow. Every day we encounter many people on our walk through life. How many of those people need encouragement? You will never know until you ask the question…..How can I help you? My six year old son taught me those five most important words. He showed me great kindness and concern on a recent trip to Subway at the mall. I was taking him to the mall to see Santa. Suddenly he said the words “I’m hungry I want Subway.” I was a little surprised at his request since I had never taken him to Subway. It was a first for me. I let him order what he wanted to eat and then we sat down at a booth. I helped him with holding his chocolate milk since I didn’t want it on his shirt. We had not taken a picture with Santa yet and I wanted his clothes to be fairly unstained. All of a sudden my son said……”Mom, you need to eat.” I didn’t buy myself a sandwich to eat because I wasn’t hungry. But I was forced to eat. I ended up buying a six inch sub. I then sat at the booth and watched my son eat. I thanked him for taking such good care of me. At such a young age he showed me an important lesson………..I need to sustain my emotional and physically energy in order to do the things that I need to get done. As the year is finishing up, I am finding myself on a new journey. I was recently told I needed to find a new career choice that was less physically demanding. I believe that I have found a new path to lead me to a better career and a better life for my  whole family. This will be the driving force for the next five years of my life. I will still continue to craft for my health. Over the next year, I will be finding new inspirations to incorporate into my new craft business. My life has come full circle. I am blessed.

http://www.craftforhealth.typepad.com/

I have a friend who is due to have her fourth child on Christmas day. I hope she has her baby exactly on her due date. There’s nothing like having a baby on Christmas. Hopefully the baby won’t grow up getting ripped off with sharing birthday and Christmas gifts combined. I told my friend to make sure she goes to the hospital as soon as she feels her contractions getting close and strong. I joked around with her that I didn’t want to deliver her baby at her house. I my career as a  labor and deliver nurse I have delivered countless of babies. I have experienced both the happy and sad moments of childbirth. One experience still lingers with me……It was the first time I ever had a patient that had a prolapsed cord. I don’t know who had more of an adrenaline rush….  The patient was a multigravida and dilated 5-6 cm. I called her Dr and received orders from him. Because the Doctor lived 20 minutes away he decided to come to the hospital. My coworkers were rushing me on the patient’s bed. I remember the Doctor lived 20 minutes away and he had a habit of coming in to the hospital sooner than later. I prayed that this time he would get there sooner than later. When the Doctor arrived he was suprised when he was told his patient was in surgery.  The outcome was a live birth by C/S. This year the boy is twenty years old. Oh how I wish that I could meet him. I was 24 years old at the time that I was his mother’s nurse. But that was then and this is now…………. I am off on a new journey. 2010 will bring a new year of opportunities and blessings for me.