I started my maternity rotation yesterday and we finally got out on the floor yesterday. Mmmm. Babies. I can't even describe how wonderful it is to be surrounded by babies (& their parents, of course)! I've enjoyed most of my nursing practicums, but I think this might be up there with my favorites. I'm still trying to decide on my focus, but I think this might make it on to my list of choices.
This is a picture of my Lizzie at about 2 weeks old. It's a little posed (duh...), but I love it. It's hard to believe she was ever this small. I look at the babes lying in their little cots, and it's amazing to think that just yesterday they were inside their moms.
We don't have plans to have more children, but I think Javier worries about me. He keeps asking if I've brought home any babies. I tell him that I was only joking about smuggling them out of the hospital, but I think he believes I'm only half joking. In reality, as much as I love babies, I have no true desire to go back to that stage of my life. I'll just have to get my baby fix at the hospital.
Two weeks from today will be Lizzie's 10th birthday! It brings up so many emotions for me. She's excited, especially for the fabulous birthday party we've been planning. I'm excited too, but my little girl is growing up. I remember myself at 10, and I wonder what she thinks about. We spent some time today with our instructor talking about our day and I relayed my own experiences with motherhood. For those with children, do you remember the first moments you laid eyes on your babies...and that overwhelming rush of love towards them? I never imagined that it would be possible to love someone so much. Almost 10 years later, that feeling is still there. I can't pass her without kissing the top of her head and I love sneaking little snuggles now and then. Man, I just love this kid.