Sorry for the lack of posting. It has been a busy and exhausting week. I never had a chance to post about her Doctors appointment this past Tuesday. She is doing great! Weight is now up to 20.8 pounds. They didn't measure her. The wax build up in her right ear was much better post the peroxide drops I had been doing nightly. He could actual see the eardrum and said it looks fine. Still need to work on the left one tho. (I had been putting more attention on the right cuz they said it was worse. Poor baby got 3 more shots, Her Hep A, DPAT, and polio. She also had to get a tb test. She fought that one so it was already red when we left. I was afraid it would be Positive but we went back on Thursday to have it read and it was negative, Also all of her lab work came back with in normal limits :) He said she looked great and very well adjusted :) She goes back next for her 18 month check up.
As I posted work went great on Monday. Abby did fine too. Tuesday was the Doctors, Wed was our play date with Jen and Jain (Pictures on a later post). We also went and saw Cousin Joshua that afternoon. He and Mommy were still in the hospital cuz Mommy had been running temps. Thankfully they were both discharged on Thursday. They are doing great :) (Pictures of Joshua in a later post too). Thursday we went back to the Doctors for her PPD (tb test) reading (negative), then headed over to spend the night at Mom's for work Friday and Saturday.
Work Friday was rough! My hospital started using a new computer program that changes us from paper charting to computer charting. It was stressful working with the system, figuring it out, ect while trying to take care of 2 critical patients as well. It didn't help that I absolutely had to be out by 6:30 PM that night cuz my parents had plans. A wonderful coworker agreed to come in 30 min earlier for me to help me out. My day was busy and while my patient care was caught up my documentation was very behind. It didn't help that I was off the unit for several hours with one of my patients for testing and procedures. Normally I would have taken my flow sheets and charted down there while the patient had their tests and procedures done. (we have to stay with our patients when they are off the unit) With this new system I can only chart on the unit. So by 4;00 PM I felt like I would never get caught up. All I could think of is that I would not be able to get Abby in time and how stressed she would be. Of course the water works started. Again my wonderful coworkers rallied around me and pitched in to help. I ended up leaving at 6:45 PM. (My parents had left Abby with my brother.) I picked up Abby from my brothers. She seemed okay and was happy to see me. Once home tho and she would not settle down to sleep. I was still pretty stressed and I'm sure she felt it. It was almost 9:00 PM and I felt like we had not had any quality time together. I let her go down in the bed with me. Figured we could at least cuddle since I hadn't seen her all day. I ended up giving her 2 bottles before she finally slept around 10:00 PM. She was up at 2:00 am crying and wet through her PJ's. (note to self, 2 bottles at bed time was probably a little much for her tiny bladder. She went back down pretty quickly once I changed her but I was up another hour. So I was tired the next day. That day was better tho. I was able to use the new system with less difficulty and stayed caught up. I was looking forward to a couple days off with Abby. So during lunch I pulled out the schedule book to look for days to sign up for this week. I had not signed up yet and was not officially on the schedule til next week. When I looked I saw they had me down to work today (Sunday) as well then the rest of the week was blank. It seems that I had let them schedule me that day. I don't remember doing so tho. It was back in February during early Abby days. (yep are schedules are made way in advance) I did not have child care for Abby today. My parents had plans, my sister was working, and my brother has the new baby. I don't feel comfortable putting her with someone she didn't know or know well for 12 hours. Plus I had never planned to leave her for 3 days in a row. ESPECIALLY my first week back..... I tried to get the shift covered but was not able to. Long story short I called out today with the no child care reason. I feel terrible! I hated to leave them short at work, everyone is at least a little stressed with the new charting system. Plus I don't want them to think they can't count on me now either or worse think I can't do it now with a baby. I literally felt sick with all of the turmoil I felt. So another stressed night for me. I tried not to let it affect Abby tho. What do you all think? Did I make the right decision by calling in? Lord I just hope this gets better....
Now if your still with me after all of my whining..... I will leave you with some more pig tail pictures :)