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!