Ugh, I hate night duty. It is so tiring but even more exhausting is coming home to look after Ivy and Noah on no sleep.Especially looking after, Ivy the no sleep wonder girl. At least Noah has himself in a strict sleep routine and I KNOW I’ll get at least 1 1/2 hours of morning and afternoon nap from him (and he sleeps all night, bless him). With Ivy I never know what I’m going to get! Luckily Dave had the day off today and I got to catch a couple of hours to keep me going. I like it when he takes time off for me.
The thing with being the junior midwife on night duty is you never really get to practice real midwifery. I mostly feel like an overpaid babysitter. I never get to go into birthing suite these days and most of the women on the ward are independent. Some nights I can feel my bum spreading accross the chair. It can be very disheartening when you feel passionate about helping women to birth and the most exciting thing that happens in your shift is that you get to refill a jug with water. I know it’s not forever, only until Ivy and Noah are five or so but still five years of playing security guard makes me feel pretty down. I guess that is just the lot of a mother trying to juggle family and work. It’s all about compromise.
On a lighter note, Noah has discovered today that he can climb into his toy box! It’s very cute. We recorded it on video and took photos. My babies are growing up.
Imogen has just come home and told me she got into the dance group for Starstruck this year and while she is happy for herself, she is sad that her best friend didn’t get in and is hurting for her. Maddy has opted for the singing part and Lily is in the cheerleading section.
So that’s me for today. I can’t think of much else…oh except that my very good friend has decided to put her boys in cloth nappies! YAY! Another mummy converting! I love all the funky styles and colours of modern cloth nappies. Give me a soft minkee nappy any day!