Seem to be really busy, but not doing an awful lot! This week was my last week of being Amy’s ‘childcare’, I felt really sad about it. Silly really as I’m sure I shall be seeing almost as much of her as before, just not from 7.30 in the morning! On the last evening Daughter bought me a pressie and gave me a card. We were all sitting at the kitchen table while Amy had her dinner, I opened the card and started snivelling, daughter joined in (hormones) and Amy obviously didn’t want to be left out so produced a few tears as well.
On the twin front, its all getting very exciting. 4 weeks yesterday daughter has her C-Section. The other day she e-mailed me through a list of her friends who want pictures of the babies when they are born, apparently that’s my task when I get back from the hospital. I said once before that having daughters who are pregnant has given me a whole new perspective as a midwife. I had never had a caesarian, had a late miscarriage, experienced an ECV for breech, given birth at home or had twins, now I am having all these vicarious experiences more intensely than I do with my women and I hope that it improves my approach to the women in my care.
On the twin-carrying daughters house move front there have been ups and down. It has been an almost farcical episode, exchanging, not exchanging. Chain fallen apart, chain intact and proceeding. The status quo at this moment is that all parties should exchange today, with a moving date of next Friday. Please, please could every one keep their fingers crossed. Even daughters prolonged, stressful move saga has taught me something, stress can cause an increase in the amniotic fluid.
Other daughter, Jack and Izzys Mummy, has been having a stressful time herself. Her partner, having been knocked off his motorbike during a race has been off work with both arms in plaster for a couple of months now, and two weeks ago his firm told him that they had made him redundant. This is the last news they needed. After his bowel resection last year which all went wrong (hospital infection) they were in a poor financial state but were just managing to sort their finances out, now this has hit them so all is pretty bleak for them at the moment.
Had an interesting approach from a journalist a couple of days ago asking me to contact her, the temptation is huge but I shall have to decline as my job is a necessary evil and I can’t afford to put myself in the ‘firing’ line.
Dispatches on Monday? I thought that it painted a very true picture. I only shouted when they had an entirely untrue statement from a Trust I have worked for. Will anything happen as a result of this highlighting of the staff shortages? NO.