Sunday, July 8, 2012


And it begins...

Residency I mean.

Can I stop the post right there? Naw. That would be too dramatic. It probably doesn't deserve that much drama. Well, the nurses might think so, but I digress.

What are the stats you ask? Since July 1st I've...

-Delivered 4 babies
-Stitched up 2 moms all by myself
-Broken one woman's water
-Been first assist surgeon on 3 c-sections
-Helped one woman get started breastfeeding
-Pumped milk 22 times
-Done about 20 cervical exams
-Managed 8 women in labor
-Been in clinic 8 hours
-Written 4 prescriptions
-Missed bedtime twice
-Woken Edie up 3 times to feed her before I leave
-Unintentionally skipped 4 meals
-Been chewed out by 1 attending in front of the entire nursing staff
-Been reprimanded by 2 senior residents
-Been late 0 times
-Made cookies twice
-Cried 3 times
-Been called "honey," "sugar," and "sweetie" by 3 separate nurses in front of my patients
-Been asked by 2 separate clinic support staff, "how could you leave such a precious baby girl at home and come to work?" when my nanny brought Edie in one afternoon for me to feed her. That may or may not have been one of the times I cried.

And I've also made a pan of brownies. What can I say? I feel deprived missing meals so I clearly deserve extra dessert. Thankfully, while breastfeeding this doesn't seem to matter to my waistline. I do not, however, want to ask my pancreas how it feels about the sugar overload.

I love being on OB because childbirth is truly such a miracle. It is so painful and so awesome all at the same time and it is so incredible to be a part of that in someone else's life. I get to be the first person to hold their baby! I also hate being on OB. There is a lot more sadness and burnout there than a lot of people realize. It's hard. Being an intern is really hard.

I miss Edie. I miss Boyd. Only 155 weeks to go!

Edie eats sweet potatoes. Mmmmm.

Um, guys, I have a question (brightest witch of her age)


Camille said...

Love your stats! Since Birch started anesthesia last week I have made cookies, gone to get ice cream with the kids and enjoyed brownies at a playdate. Sugar makes everything better!

Eevi said...

I would love to work with you! And I promise I wouldnt call you "honey":) I know you are so super busy, but when you get a chance, please blog so because your writing is so great and I love to hear what is going with you. Edie is so big! Hurray for amazing moms like you!

clara said...

Great post! Talk about an adventure--I look forward to more stats. And definitely more of Edie! She's adorable!

Blair said...

I have been waiting for this post!!! Great write up. Love the stats. Can't wait to hear more.

Lilianne said...

YAY! It is a tough year, but it does end! :) Glad you're having lots of amazing experiences. You can do it!! I'm dying to hear about nanny, house and the "other" side of your life! With all that extra time, do you think you could post about it?!? :) Haha. Hang in there!! Miss you!!