This was my first week back to work and I’m so glad I did! It’s amazing how close you get with your coworkers and I really missed my work family. I was a little nervous that it was going to be a sad cry-fest and their would be a black cloud over the surgery center (and I’d be the cause) but it wasn’t that way at all. Everyone was genuinely happy to see me and seemed to be excited I was back. There was lots of hugs, laughter, and the occasional tears but they weren’t long lived. I opened up to a few people with details of what happened and it felt good. If this experience has taught us anything it’s that we have an amazing support group around us who really do care and that is the most comforting feeling. We are very blessed in that sense.
March 2016 (7 months pregnant with Sawyer):
I’ve made a point to take a picture in the OR, far along & fully scrubbed with both pregnancies. Aiden liked being able to tell his friend he’s been in an operating room (even if it was in utero). I did it with Aiden, I did it with Sawyer, and I’ll do it again….one day.