Monday, March 1, 2010
But then it all turned around.
I received a voicemail around 9:00am from my dad, that someone had just gone to the hospital. I groaned wondering what my dad had possibly done to hurt himself this time! He is always "injured." The message ended with him stating someone's water had broken. What?! That made no sense. Dad isn't pregnant nor does he have water to break. Oh my God! My niece was on her way!! Holy Sh*t!!!
I immediately hung up and called my brother. He told me everybody was okay. The contractions were continuing and getting worse, but nothing yet.
I called into work to get my shift picked up, so I could go see my niece when she finally showed up. I knew she would be coming soon because SH's water had broken and when that happens there is no turning back due to the risk for infeciton.
I had been sitting and studying for hours, while my father had come home with my brother's evil rodents (Focker and Bella - a pug and a puggle). I finally, decided enough was enough and I headed out for a run around 4:30pm. Wouldn't you know it, after about an hour of running I returned home to see I had another voicemail.
It was my brother! My niece made it safe and sound at 4:51pm. She was 7lbs. 7oz and 21.5 inches. I jumped in the shower and cautiously, rushed up to the hospital in the blizzard-like weather we were having to see her.
She was asleep when my brother brought her in. She unfortunately looks a lot like my bother (joking!!). She has his chin and his scowl, but she does have SH's nose. I can only hope she will have my athletic abilities (hahaha). I did my whole nursing assessment, checking her vitals, her fontanels, mucosa and some of her reflexes. She even pased her meconium while I was there. I never thought I would be so excited to know my niece had pooped herself.
As I drove home around midnight that night, I forgot all about the weather and my test. I was in awe of my niece. She is just so so neat and I can't wait to get to know her.
How 'bout that for an uplifting ender to the week!!!