I worked my first shift in the NICU tonight. It’s a large hospital with a lot of NICU units, maybe 8 or 9? I can’t keep them straight in my head. There may be as many as 14. Anyway. I went to the one I was told to go to and I was able to comfort a couple of little babies. One I got to hold for quite a while a couple of different times. That was cool. Then after he settled down, there wasn’t much to do. I went from unit to unit asking if anyone needed help, but no one did. I ended up leaving a little bit early because I just felt like I was bugging the nurses and unit secretaries, because when I went from 1 unit to another, I had to be buzzed in each time by the secretary and then I had to find a nurse to ask what they needed help with. Maybe next week will go better. I need to watch myself and make sure I don’t quit during the rough beginning part, because I have a tendency to do that ….