* sequined top from Ross, $9 * green scrub pants from Hermann Hospital, free (or as the fashion bloggers would say, gifted) *
YO YO YO! The babies are all breathing. No one is projectile vomiting bile, pooping blood, or turning blue. Soooo… that clearly means I can write a blog post from the NICU computer?
DISCLAIMER: This is not a fashion blog. I REPEAT: This is not a fashion blog.
That said, let’s begin. I don’t ever write posts about fashion. HOWEVER, because one of the blogs I regularly follow, Pretty Shiny Sparkly (a-super-girly-blog-that-represents-everything-that-I-am-not-but-that-I-can’t-stop-reading-because-the-writer-went-to-my-med-school-and-her-fiance-hooked-me-on-it-by-mentioning-it-one-day-during-our-neurology-rotation), is hosting a new Bloggers Do It Better challege about SEQUINS, and I happened to wear something pretty sequiny on New Years Day. With my scrubs. To the NICU. BECAUSE IT WAS NEW YEARS! So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate.
I think these challenges go something like this: Kristina, the author of PSS, posts a fashion challenge for her readers. Then, the readers come up with a sweet outfit, take pics, and post them on their respective blogs. They showcase each piece they’re wearing, talk about where they bought it, who the designer is, etc., etc., etc. Then Kristina compiles it all into one place so all the fashionistas can easily be—inspired—by one another. So, if I happen to finish putting this together before the deadline (my line of work is quite unpredictable, and my blogging at the hospital is SURE to be interrupted multiple times), I just might end up participating in her latest challenge. Will I fit in with these girls? Maybe… if I just follow fashion blog protocol. I think I’m supposed to show you the various pieces I’m wearing, and talk about their brand names…
* Sanitas clogs, $150 (aka: the most expensive pair of shoes I own. aren't they sexy?) * grandpa sweater from Sam's Club, $12 *
I’m also supposed to strike some America’s-Next-Top-Model-like poses for the camera, showing off my accessories and such. Again, it’s fashion blog protocol.
* orange Littmann stethoscope (my most popular accessory as of late) * gold bracelet my Tia Roxanna gave me when I was 7 years old for my first Holy Communion * engagement/wedding ring and Aggie Ring * fossil watch * Guess earrings my BFF Ita gave me 5 years ago *
I was kinda bummed about working through January 1st, but it turns out the NICU was THE PLACE TO BE at the hospital. I knew it was going to be a good day when the nurses started prepping the “champagne” (sparkling grape-juice) glasses… at 8 AM.
Then there was all the food!!!! All day long. We had bagels with cream cheese and salmon for breakfast at 9 AM. By 11 AM, we were toasting (“to babies!”) with our plastic champagne glasses. At 1 PM there was a variety of home-made finger foods and dips for lunch. At 3PM there was coffee and cake. And all day long, people kept sticking candy in my scrub pockets. And we wore tiaras and ridiculous beaded jewelry. IT. WAS. AWESOME.
My New Year’s resolution is to bond more with my patients, so I started on day #1. Also, isn’t this the cutest blood pressure cuff you’ve EVER seen?
And can you believe that sometimes the patients are so small we have to put it around their THIGH??! Craaaaazy. I hope everybody had a great holiday season. And if you spent your holidays at work, I hope you found a way to enjoy it anyway.
residency is so tough! i work so haaaaaaaard.........
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