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In which she was born yesterday

small hands

So as you may or may not know (you should however) my middle child Andie is in Medical School. You should also know by know that she is crazy! She is on her last rotation of her second year and she is in Pediatrics.

 

Now Andie is NOT a big fan of kids. The first time that Rose wanted something from her Andie asked me if she was supposed to “pet” her so you can see that Andie isn’t really a “kid” sort of person.

 

At any rate, she’s on Peds and her first rotation was in the newborn nursery at Duke Hospital.

 

She wasn’t excited about it and she didn’t want to “hold them” or have to “change them” and was basically hoping to just wish the 6 weeks away.

 

After Day 1, I asked her how it had gone and told me that they “cried a lot” but she had to admit that SOME of them were pretty cute. Also, she said she liked to “stick her finger in their hand because they gripped them.”

 

So basically, she was pretty content with this until Day 2 when the Doctor asked her to become a “little more involved” to which Andie responded, “I’m letting them hold my hand” but I don’t think that’s what the Doctor meant.

 

On Day 3 there was a real breakthrough and Andie not only changed a baby but fed the baby, burped the baby and then the baby fell asleep on her shoulder.

 

I was informed “don’t tell anyone but my little baby friend was sort of cute” and then I passed out from shock.

 

Day 4 was Andie’s last day on nursery Peds and she sent me a text:

 

My baby friend did not remember me today

 

And I started laughing so hard because … Andie.

 

I responded

 

What? What a jerk!

 

And she said

 

I was like I held you and she was like waah

 

I just have to say that I find Andie to be very amusing.

 

When I spoke to her later she said that she told the baby “I can’t believe you don’t remember me. What were you … born yesterday?” and then she continued “and then I remembered she was …”

 

I don’t know if you can appreciate this story in a blog post but every time I think of it I laugh. I don’t know what kind of doctor she will be but she will certainly be a funny one.

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7 Comments

  1. LOVE this.
    When Chelsea looked at a pic of baby Maeve, first thing she said was … so when do her eyes open?
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  2. Ro
    July 7, 2015

    Our eldest daughter hates children. I don’t know when this started but she would have been sooo happy being an only child. Our other daughter is gong to make us grandparents, lots of times I think.

  3. Sheryl Perez
    July 7, 2015

    This was priceless! I so well remember a little girl, to teen, to young adult, who NEVER wanted anything to do with children let alone babies! Low and behold in her thirties the urge hit – and hit hard!
    A well rounded physician is very difficult to come by. If the individual is open to what each specialty has to offer then their ultimate focus will be much more inclusive.
    Good luck Andie – good luck Momma
    So very much appreciate viewing the world through the eye’s of a student.

  4. Mom Off Meth
    July 7, 2015

    Hilarious. Funny doctors are the best ones.

  5. Sally
    July 7, 2015

    Hilarious!

  6. Ava Laurie
    July 15, 2015

    It is amazing how a baby can change the way you feel. I can relate a lot because I was not a fan of kids either. Once my cousins started having kids and wanted me to hold them, it all changed. The really do soften your heart haha.

    • Lynn
      July 16, 2015

      agreed. we shall see what the future holds

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