Well, another great day. We had two babies last night, they were _quick_!! Each mama had had 2 babies previously and they knew exactly what they were doing. It was lovely to see.
I have fulfilled all of my requirements to be 2nd on and begin my first shift… well, right now. When someone is 1st on, they are responsible for any and all ladies in labor and keeping the clinic running. As a second, I will be doing what the first can’t if she is busy and I do all of the charting throughout the pushing period. My first 1st on is on Saturday – only a week after I have arrived!!! Yay!
Today was class day and so for the first hour of the day we run hard to get all of the citas done before their class and then we relax while they are busy and then we run hard again to get anyone that we missed before the class… and then we have lunch… then we do it all over again in the afternoon. Really it looks like: run run run… relax… run run run… relax… run run run… relax… and run run run again. Tomorrow is just a full day of citas. Now that I am doing them myself, I _really_ need to work on my Spanish. So that is my plan for the evening. Eat, relax, study and then go to bed early, just in case someone comes in this evening.
I read my email today at lunch and my sister had written me an email about her yucky day… I think that my homesickness hit me, because I laughed and cried as I read the email. I am not sure that you would really have known which one I was doing had you walked in on me at that point. That was hard… I wanted to be there to help and cuddle and fix. No more painting such graphic pictures Jennifer – now I just can’t get it out of my head. You painted it altogether too well. Consider yourself hugged.