Oofta! It has been a heck of a week. As I mentioned me + Baby K + Drew have been sick this week. The doctor wanted me to come back in today. Yesterday they swabbed for the flu and it was negative (yay!). Today, the swabbed for strep and that was negative too. The doctor’s best guess is that it is pneumonia and she wanted me to start on medication for that. Since I’m pregnant, they aren’t able to take a chest x-ray to make sure. Either way, the medication is safe for baby…so they wanted me to take it and see if the productive cough, fever, + chills improve. Both of our heart rates were really high (mine was 105, normally 60s…baby’s was high 180s, normally 150) when we were there, so we had to do a non-stress test and be hooked up for 20 minutes to make sure the baby was okay. Thankfully the nurse said that baby looked absolutely perfect and the high heart rate is related to mine being high due to the illness and because we’ve been having some fevers. I can tell you that I do go into mommy mode now + worry way more about the baby than I do myself. Hopefully this is all over soon + we can go back to work + our regular routine.
In other + better news: I’m moving to MOSTLY day-shift! I say mostly because the position is technically day/night, but the people in these positions work about 95% days and only come to night-shift rarely. As many of you know I’ve been working as a night-shift nurse for about 2 years now. It is SO hard on the body and my life outside of work, so I’ve been trying to move off of it for a while now. On our unit the positions are chosen by highest seniority and this one is officially all mine. My manager did accidentally offer it to me, take it back, and then offered it to me again. There may have been tears + I did have to read The Sun Will Still Shine Tomorrow. I was actually impressed that I flipped my mindset to maybe it wasn’t meant to be fairly fast + then I had to wait a couple days to hear the final news. It has been a little bit of a roller-coaster, but we got it figured out and it is official today! 🙂 I’m beyond thankful (albeit a little nervous because the transition will happen at 9 months pregnant…to be a day-shift nurse on this unit and 9 months pregnant…oofta) for the opportunity to get to sleep by my husband regularly + to be on the same schedule as my little family. Plus, at the end of the day I really had to prioritize my health + family above being nervous about it not being the ideal time to transition. Night-shift has blessed me with life long friends, and anyone that has worked as a night-shift nurse knows how special + strong those 3am bonds become. Love you ladies, we’ve got a month left (plus a few random appearances) + many memories outside of work to make. 🙂
This week is a great example of having to roll with the punches and keep your chin up. I needed my husband + my sister + my friends to help along the way, so thank you guys for being there.
I’ll see you guys on Tuesday! I have a really awesome interview coming up next week, so look for that 🙂