A year and a month into our journey and we have officially had to upgrade our blog because we have used all available storage, could be the overdose of pictures. It is totally worth the added cost. The upgrade in storage allows us to also post videos. I am kind of looking forward to using that feature. Thank you for all of your love and support and for coming along with us via this blog.
I did get put on call one of my three shifts so my first day shift week picture is based only on two days. So far I love it! It is way more busy than most of the nights. It starts in a wirlwind of activity as all the nights inductions are delivered, and scheduled c-sections come in and are delivered, then the NSTs (a non stress tests is where we monitor the baby and look for signs of wellbeing for a short time usually less than an hour) get sent in from their providers offices as they are needed. With all the commotion and busyness slowing down about 4:00pm in just enough time to get the unit all cleaned up restocked, and looking like we did nothing all day by the time night shift arives. The busyness passes the time quickly and the nurses have all been so helpful and friendly. There is nothing that makes me love nursing more than the times where teamwork shines. It is like that feeling, in basketball, when you have practiced all the plays and know them like the back of your hand. The opposing team tries to pull a full court press and your team (including you) pass and moves the ball down the court scoring effortlessly like the opposing team is not even there.
I love this Hawaii house;
I haven’t seen a single mouse;
The cockroaches are plenty though;
There hasn’t been a single snow;
Though, I wonder, if there’s grouse.
Today we signed our next contract! Starting 7/13 we will be kicking it at the Oregon Coast and working in Newport. I’m not sure that I am going to love working at a critical access hospital but I love to learn new things and I have a feeling that I will be out of my comfort zone a few times which is always good for me. What we are looking forward to the most though is being close to home for a little while we have missed our friends and family!