Sunday, December 7, 2008

faithful companions

So its 5 in the morning and I'm awake watching SATC, the movie and blogging. After 3+ years I'm officially a night-shift girl. I'm sleeping while Mr. Football is awake, and I'm awake while he's sleeping even when I'm not at work. I ended up getting called into work last night to go pick up a baby from another hospital that was sick. Part of my job in the NICU is being part of the transport team...which is exactly what it sounds like, we "transport" babies. We go to outlying hospitals and bring babies to our Level 3 NICU or we take babies to other hospitals when necessary. I got the call at about 11pm last night while the hubby and I were watching Hancock. The charge nurse told me that I'd be going to pick up a baby from a hospital 45 minutes away that was pretty sick. We would be going "lights and sirens" which means its pretty serious. No matter how long I do this job I always get butterflies when I go out on transport. I never know what I'm walking into or how bad it is going to be...

I ended up not getting home until 7:30 this morning so I slept ALL day. I consider the first day after I work my "lost day" because that's what it is. Sometimes I can urge myself to get up around noon but today was not one of those days. Mr. Loves-football-more-than-life is pretty good about letting me sleep, especially on football days. So I did not get to go to a Christmas party today and I did not decorate the house like I wanted...

Instead we watched football, had chili for dinner, I slept some more and now I'm still up watching movies and blogging. I've got my two faithful companions to keep me company...



...ok maybe not.

On another note, today was the first snow fall. I mean the first REAL snowfall, that stuck and everything. Theres about an inch or so, and its beautiful. I love the first snow fall of the year, especially when I dont have to be out in it. Im looking forward to snowboarding and sledding, making snowmen, and Mr. Football's birthday!
What are you looking forward to this winter?

7 comments:

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Good Morning!! So glad you found my blog! Every so often something just strikes me about a blog and I can't seem to move my stilettos off the ground to move on to the next one in my reader...girlfriend, that is totally your blog. I love it!! Are you allowed to keep us posted on the baby?? Poor little thing...

Well, for some reason I can't seem to sleep late either so its 7 a.m. and I'm up for no reason on a weekend...so typical for me. Enjoy your snow!

.Becca. said...

Hey! You're a NICU nurse? My son was in the NICU for 9 days, and I LOVED the nurses! That must be the hardest job, I can't even imagine! I hope the baby is doing ok...

Thanks for the tag, I'll try to get it up later today! I think I'm going to take my son out to play in the snow a bit! :) Have a great day!!!

Sarah said...

I'm glad you found my blog, I am a nurse too, although not in the NICU. I used to work L&D for a while and loved it!!!!!!!

.Becca. said...

Oh, he came a month early, the stinker, and he had breathing troubles. Wimpy White Boy syndrome, I guess. You'd never know it now.

Sarah said...

Now I work comsmetic&derm surgical

Ashley said...

awwww, sleepy puppies!

The Mrs. said...

I cant imagine what working the night shift is like. When hubs gets home from a night flying trip its hell on him to have to switch back.

Though I'm sure the NICU is an experience that makes up for having a weird schedule, my son wasnt in the NICU but we've had some hospital stays and nothing, nothing at all compares to when we get a great nurse.