Work is kicking my butt! Since I'm still trying to get the hang of everything it takes me so much longer just to get half my job done. I speed walk everywhere (someone even told me I was going to get shin splints). And then there's the few days where I'm running. Last night was a marathon for me. The other nurses on the other halls mentioned how they've noticed I've had a lot of things going on (phone calls, faxes, call lights, etc.). Thankfully, one of the nurses was ahead of schedule and had some time to help me get the little things done (like checking blood glucose). If it wasn't for his help and guidance through this learning experience I probably wouldn't have left before 1:00 am. It was rough and my body is paying for it today. And unfortunately (or maybe it's a good thing) I have this weekend off and then only 2 days off until Thanksgiving. I am going to be one tired mama but Christmas is coming and the money would be helpful to give Cooper the BEST first Christmas!
Oh and on that note...we think Cooper will LOVE opening presents. His favorite toy or form of entertainment is paper. Any type of paper. Brady had a soccer magazine on the floor. It was torn to shreds within minutes! Cooper had a BLAST ripping it apart and shaking it around. When we go to restraunts...give him the children's menu to play with. It keeps him busy almost the entire time. The other times that it doesn't occupy him...give him a straw cover. Works like a charm!
So we're pretty excited for the holidays this year. It will be great fun with the little man of ours and all his energy!