Short Story: A day in the life of a nurse

A few weeks ago I wrote a post for RN soul, about my nursing experience, This is a little bit different to what I usually write; I found it very easy to write as it is straight from my own experience. Its not a real story, its a mixture of many different shifts I have…

Nursing Bits: Lets not smoke.

So everybody knows smoking is not a good habit to have, as a nurse (especially as a respiratory nurse) I have a duty to help with smoking cessation. I feel that as a country we have come far with smoking cessation, however there are still people I come into contact with every day who still…

Nursing Bits: Lets Talk About Death

I’m going to talk about dying, which is something not many people do. In recent years I have had to face this issue on a very personal level. The first time I had ever had somebody I love very much die was in 2016, when my son was miscarried. This was the first time I…

Leapy leaping leap

I think that my daughter is having one of these so called leaps. I only heard about these the other day. I have been woken up constantly through the night for the sixth time this week. I know, I know I really cant complain at all as up until recently she has slept through the…

What is normal for traveling to Portugal? day 1 – 2

Day 1 – 2 17/07/17 After many attempts to write this hopefully, this will be the one that works. I started writing about my trip to Portugal, in Portugal 4 weeks ago. However, first of all I wrote this part out, was pretty happy with it only to accidentally delete it five minutes later. I…

What is normal for breastfeeding? part two

I’ve done it, I’ve put up with the pain and embarrassment, the long hours pumping in the night, the hour long feeds and poor latches. I’ve finally come through the other side of “establishing breastfeeding”. So after all the pumping and waiting for the perfect moment to retry my baby on the breast it only…

What is normal for planning backpacking with a baby?

In July we are planning a trip to Portugal, not that much of a problem? However we are driving. Driving in a 2cv. Driving in a 2cv with a 3 month old. The 2cv is currently in bits… I know this is doable as many of my friends have achieved similar ventures. This is because…

What is normal for the middle of pregnancy?

I’ve never reached the middle before, so everything is very new to me! After loosing one baby you feel like you have no right to complain about the many bad side effects of pregnancy, especially when everybody who has been pregnant is telling you how wonderful pregnancy is and how much they loved being pregnant….

What is normal for working Christmas?

So I am not working actual Christmas day this year! I didn’t work Christmas day last year either, so I am incredibly lucky. Though it may have something to do with the fact that my boss feels bad for me as I did loose my baby this year. Still I feel that I should have…

What is normal for a 27 year old woman?

Quite frankly I don’t know. For me my normality is sitting in my half finished house worrying about everything. Currently my number one biggest worry, which most of my other worries are based around, is being pregnant. My second biggest worry is my job (goodness knows how I haven’t shriveled into a emotional drained shrub)….