Monday, October 17, 2011

Please Forgive Me!

I just had a realization.

I haven't written anything on this blog in almost 2 months. Where did the time go? How is it possible that time moves so slowly in my life but so quickly on this blog? Why have I had such writer's block lately? I can't answer these questions but I promise to be better about it.  This blog has been a major stress outlet for me over the course of this deployment.  I've felt very agitated lately and I think it has to do with my lack of writing.  Deployment weighs heavily on my shoulders every minute of the day and  this feeling of dread won't go away until he's home.   It's incredibly difficult for me to separate these emotions out of the workplace and I think that sometimes my mood can carry over.   Writing on this blog helps me to release some of these emotions.  So.......I'm back.

What have I been doing over the last two months?  Well, there's a very simple answer to that question.
I've been sticking my hand in many, many vaginas.  

Yes, you read that right. 

I spent a month working on the labor and delivery floor.  I can now say that my hands were the first to touch the heads of 38 new human beings (or little goats as I like to call them).  I was so happy to end the month but it is pretty cool to think about that little fact. 

The actual act of delivering babies is fun and it's usually not even that hard.  Not dropping them on the floor is the most difficult part.  They are slippery little buggers!

Now I'm back in the Emergency Department and it feels good to be home.

Stay tuned for the regular return of Dr. Army Wife's blog!


  1. Ha - I love the "slippery little buggers" endearment! I would be terrified of dropping them on the floor - bravo for making it through that month!
    Hope all is well and glad to see you back!

  2. I think it takes a really special person to become and OB/Gyn. I can't say I would EVER choose that job on purpose.

  3. Welcome back! We missed you.

  4. I was going to say something about your lack of blogging - I was thinking about this yesterday morning as I tried to fall back to sleep but just couldn't! But I figured that you were up to your elbows in vaginas or trauma and spending time w/ your so the last couple weeks... I didn't want to bug you! But I am glad that you are back - now I have another blog to read that is not about home improvement or cloth diapering!!

  5. Carry on, Doctor Army Wife, one day at a time. The time will pass and husband will be home. You can do it! In the meantime you are an awesome young doctor and everyone around you knows this. Just keep on showing your talents!

  6. I too think it takes a special person to want to become an OB/Gyn.

    I of course mean "special" in the developmentally-delayed sense, with Tara being the exception, of course.

    Glad to see you back in the dept kicking ass.


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