What can I say? I have some pretty fantastic coworkers.
When you work together for 12+ hours straight, you get to know each other pretty well. Labor & delivery nursing can get pretty physically exhausting. It's emotionally draining. Some days are devastating. Situations can be frustrating. And then there are many days that are so fun and full of love and excitement. It's definitely an occupation with really high highs and really REALLY low lows. I am so blessed to be able to walk through both ends of the spectrum (and everything in-between) with some really wonderful women. We really are like a family: we laugh together, cry together and celebrate together!
I was truly blown away by the generosity shown by my sweet coworkers. They seriously about cleared out my registries. These ladies are so incredibly excited about this baby! It's fun to hear their predictions about baby M's gender (the general consensus is girl!... with a few boy votes too). I really have no major worries about my labor & delivery process because I know that the people I work with will be watching us like hawks - making sure everyone involved is safe and happy.
|There is never a shortage of laughter when we all get together.|
|I was pretty stoked about receiving this gift... It's Jordan's manly diaper bag!|
|This preggo loves cake! It was so cute I didn't want to cut into it!|
This is my lovely friend Carin. She has agreed --without hesitation!-- to be my labor nurse. Boy, she doesn't know what she's gotten herself into! Ha! She was kind enough to open up her home to all of us crazy ladies and has been by my side from the beginning (well, 11 weeks in) of this crazy pregnancy journey. When I was envisioning my ideal delivery day, Carin was who I pictured being by my side.
A great group shot of the L&D ladies! I am so thankful for every single one of them!