186. World Prematurity Day


For all of the preemies fighting to survive at Kosair, and for all of the mamas fighting to stay pregnant at Norton’s Downtown (aka the mothership). For Cheryl, whose babies all came way too early, especially that sweet little Layla (babies just aren’t meant to be born at 24 weeks). For my little Maddie Belle, […]

Derby day!


Today marks the 138th annual Kentucky Derby,  In three hours, 20 horses with wacky names are going to participate in the Run for the Roses, known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”  Growing up in this area (my parents moved to Southern Indiana, just 15 minutes away from Churchill Downs), I think I […]

Another L&D funny story


Last night I work, one of our environmental employees (cleaning lady) found a note a patient had written to the father of her children.  It was tucked away in the drawer of the bedside table.  This is not the first time we’ve found letters or notes written to family members or persons of interest in […]

My favorite moments as and Labor and delivery nurse…some of them, anyway


There are many things I like about my job.  There are many things I don’t like about my job, but that’s a story for another day.  Being a labor and delivery nurse, I have the privilege of welcoming tiny miracles into the world every time I work.  I help women through one of the most […]