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Where have I been?

Knee deep in OB, that’s where!

The second half of summer semester has begun.  These short sessions start out doing what they call “front loading”… it’s where they keep you in a classroom for an obscene amount of time, pump you full of more knowledge than you ever thought possible, and then test you on it.  The reasoning is so when you get into the hospital, you sound like you know what the hell you are talking about.  I guess that’s a good thing, but it truly does make for a boring couple of weeks! I just spent the last six days in my Maternity book, and this weekend is seriously the first time I have been able to come up for air.  I’ve already had two exams!!  Crazy.  I start hospital clinicals this coming week, and I’m excited!

I’m doing pretty well so far in the class, but I can’t tell yet if I’m going to like OB or if it’s going to be one of those places that I just have to survive.  It’s just a lot of vagina.  LOL!

You know though, I can’t imagine watching babies being born would ever get old.  I cry every time I watch one , or heck  – even hear about it! We were talking about birth in the class this past week, and the birth stories were enough to tear me up.

It’s a good thing they have decided it’s ok for a nurse to show emotion in the work place now. 😀

I’ll fill you all in on my clinical when it happens.  On Wednesday I’ll be in the sim lab (Hooray! Robot Babies!), and then on Thursday I will be with the laboring/birthing moms! Can’t wait!

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