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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.
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.