Saturday, August 13, 2005

On Call

I just started a week of call. The docs in our practice take turns being on call 24 hours a day for 7 days straight. With eight of us to share, it's about every two months. It's really not as bad as it sounds: the worst part is being chained to that confounded beeper, knowing it can go off at any time. I've set mine to ~vibrate~, so at least I get a little thrill when it happens.

Today has been pretty mellow so far. Just two newborns to round on in the nursery. A boy and a girl. Welcome to the world little ones! Aren't newborn babies the best?

Our clinics deliver about 250-300 babies a year. Imagine: that's the equivalent of 8-10 first grade classrooms every year. Yowza!

5 comments:

Esther's Writing Works said...

new borns are the best. we just became grandparents again.this time to an 8 lb/10 ounce buster of a boy:-)

Suzanne said...

Newborns are absolutely the best, Peter. :-)

Congratulations, Esther!

Peter said...

Congrats, Esther! How many GK's now?

32poems said...

I hope newborns are the best cuz I should have one of those any day. Put in my order about 9 months ago but shipping is slow.

Peter said...

Deborah: hope you package arrives soon!