Monday, September 8, 2008

One week of clinical down

I survived the first week of clinical in the newborn nursery. I'm so completely out of my element it is funny sometimes.

I haven't changed a diaper in over 10 years, so I had to be talked through it again. It's funny, I can put a diaper on a 190 lb man, but a 7 lb baby seems more complex.

I am also the world's worst swaddler. One good sneeze and the kid would be exposed to the world. My instructor said something to the effect of, "Well, just wrap him like a burrito. You know how to do that don't you?" I looked straight at her and stated, "My husband makes the burritos because I can't wrap them." She just smiled, shook her head and walked away.

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