Graduation and Baby Making

Drumroll please……… my pinning ceremony is tonight! I remember at orientation a year ago they said that this year with go so fast. I had no clue. Maybe now I will have time to clean my house, spend time with family and friends. Speaking of friends, I will forever be the best of friends with the people in my class. We have helped each other through failed check-off to personal/family issues. I am so proud to be able to call every one of them my colleague.

I am not in desperate search for a job!

In other news, my cousin had the cutest, chubby cheeked little girl yesterday.

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AND now my baby fever is in full drive! I had a preconception appointment scheduled for today but I had to reschedule it for next Friday 😦 I have been off my pill for two weeks tomorrow and still have not had a period. It makes me worry that I will have amenorrhea making it more difficult to conceive. Two weeks is really too early to tell, I am just very impatient.

Baby Makers

A while back the hubs and I had decided to start trying for a baby June 2013. The last few years we have been going to Red River, NM for vacation in June and we wanted to go once more before having a baby. We figured we would wait until after the trip because there is a mountain peak that I want to climb and there is low oxygen and its strenuous so we thought that would be safest. And then I started REALLY enjoying (LVN) nursing school and REALLY wanting to get my RN. So, we decided to put it off another couple of years so that I could go to school. That didn’t last long.

I am not sure what exactly changed my mind (again). It may have been my last birthday, maybe my cousins approaching due date, or my clinical rotation at Cook’s Children’s Hospital, or all of those events together. I tried to talk my husband into starting to try immediately but he didn’t go for that. His concern is my lack of a job, so I understand (sort of). We compromised and came up with starting to try as soon as I pass NCLEX and get a job. I graduate early December and will try to take the NCLEX as soon as possible. I figure it will be early to mid January when I can take the test. Then we will officially be baby makers. We pinky swore on it so it’s legit.

The hubs is SO scared! It’s kind of funny. He would prefer it come out about two years old. I wish I would have thought about taking his blood pressure when we were talking about it that night because I guarantee it was high. He is scared and expresses how scared he is, but since that night he talks about it almost every day and makes plans for vacations with our child and talks about how Bentley is going its best friend. He is going to be an awesome daddy.

I don’t think I could be any more excited. I joined Fertility Friend and bought a new thermometer to track my basal body temperature. I originally was not going to bother with the basal body temperature but I read that it is the only way to confirm ovulation. Since I have been on hormonal birth control for over 10 years, I am a little worried about my cycle returning to normal. I am hoping that tracking my BBT will confirm that for me. At my last annual appointment, I talked to my OB/GYN about getting pregnant and she told me to stop taking my pills a month or two before we wanted to start trying so today I started my last pack of birth control pills!

Hope to have one of these soon 🙂

 

Rough Week

I had clinicals Monday and Tuesday in labor and delivery. It was really awesome. I got to see a vaginal delivery, a circumcision, and an epidural. I cried a little during the delivery, just a little tear 🙂 . I can’t wait to have my own! I had a test on Wednesday, which I failed. My first fail of nursing school. It sucked. It wasn’t a bad fail I still have a B in the class. I made a 73, and for those who may read this and not know, a 74 is failing in nursing school. My test was over disease processes of the digestive system, respiratory system, and the liver. I got over that pretty quick but then on Thursday we had tracheostomy suction check-offs. I don’t have the results yet but I am pretty sure I failed. I accidentally applied suction on the way down the trachea. Grr. Then I was just mad at myself. I had not done that once during lab practice.

After check-offs, I went out for drinks with a few girls from my class. I got home about 6pm laid down on the couch and went to sleep. I slept for 14 hours! I felt much better when I got up though, sometimes a good rest is the best thing for a stressful week.

Oh, and just to add to the stress, two people got kicked out of the program this week :/ . One person was in my clinical group and was inserting foley catheters. Since we have not learned that skill in class yet and checked off on it, we are not allowed to do that in a clinical setting. Another person did not get some important paperwork turned in on time.  I know how hard we have all worked to get this far, and how much being a nurse means to every single person in my class, so it is just very sad when someone gets kicked out.

I have 3 months and 26 days left until graduation. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

Mean

There is a girl in my class and clinical group who is really mean. I really don’t think she means to be, I think she teases a lot. But it is hurtful and embarrassing sometimes. I was in a class with her previously and so we hung out at first because we knew each other and everything was new. It’s kind of like she found a weakness of mine and she just picks at it. Sometimes I think it is when she is feeling nervous or unsure of herself. I moped all day yesterday and I am blogging about this and then I am going to drop it, I am not going to waste another thought on it. But here is my song to her 🙂

Anyhow I actually had a really great week. My clinical rotation was in a family practice physicians office and a community health center. Before this week I had no intention on working at a physicians office. I always hear how working for a physician is awful because they think they are kings, and really I had that experience of working for a DB physician. After this week though, I know they are not all like that. In fact, I believe that most are not. I liked the work, especially in the community health clinic, it was so busy! I loved that it was so busy and there was no low time. It makes the day go by quickly and if you have a difficult patient, you get them in and out and you don’t have to spend 12 hours with them. So, the a clinic/physician’s office is definitely back on the list of possible jobs after this program.

I am so ready for next year! It is going to be AWESOME. I have so many exciting plans. We want to buy a Jeep, buy a house, I will be working as a nurse, and we want to get pregnant next summer. In fact I am watching A Baby Story on TLC right now. The show makes me really nervous for labor but really excited for the outcome. And I pretty much cry every episode 🙂 🙂 🙂

But anyhow, I have lots of studying to do since I have three exams next week!

Baby Fever

This is day 2 of spring break and it is awesome!

Lately my baby fever has jumped up an notch, or several notches to tell the truth. And then I decide to tackle the 138 unread blog posts on my Google Reader and find out that one of my favorite bloggers, HGR is prego! I am so excited for her and at the same time so jealous. She is not the only news of pregnancy I have gotten in the last few days. Seems like something is in the water. Pass some this way, please. My husband is finally ready just as I start nursing school. What luck. Oh well it will happen, and soon enough 🙂 I though I would share some cute Pinterest baby stuff.

This will be how we let everyone know.

I will get the hubbs this ❤

Some cute pregnancy pictures:

I can’t wait to steal these picture ideas…

or:

And I cannot wait to own these products 🙂

Pinterest just makes it so easy to obsess over things like this. I think the clouds are so cute, I want to make them for my room :p

Maybe there will be a special announcement by the end of the year… hmmm