Danielle and I were given the chance to work with the same patient on the mother/baby unit today. The woman we were assigned to was an adorable mother of three who had just given birth to a baby girl. Neither Danielle nor I have any children. We were told to go do patient teaching with the mother, which included instructions on breast feeding, bathing her infant, self-care, etc. As I mentioned before, this was the woman’s third child. Danielle and I watched a quick video two months ago on giving a baby a bath, and read in our book about all of the self care stuff a month and a half ago. Let’s think about this one- she’s been through it twice, we both read about it awhile ago- she could have taught us! I understand the importance of teaching our patients how to take care of themselves, but when we really have no idea what we are talking about, it is slightly uncomfortable. Thankfully, the woman was wonderful with a good sense of humor, and she let us stumble our way through our teaching. When Mike has our babies in the future, I hope he is just as nice to any student nurses he may come across.