I really enjoyed my time at WIC today. I love mothers and babies and pregnancy and women things, so I think were I ever to go into public health, WIC would be a good fit for me. I got to see some 6-week old twins!! Mothers have a concern for nutrition like few other segments of the population, so i think it would be really rewarding work. I shadowed a nutritionist for a good portion of the afternoon and also spent some time learning about the checks and watching kids get their fingers stuck 🙁
[I think finger sticks are the WORST part of healthcare. Why would you stick a needle in one of the most nerve sensitive parts of the body!?! Perhaps I’m just a baby, but I’d rather get a tooth drilled. It was interesting that the mom’s were more bothered by the stick than the little kids!]
This rotation is a bit different than my last. At the school system I was more integrated into the staff and was put in charge of things to jump right in, but because the health dept has so many programs and there are so many RDs and so many things to learn, I’m doing a lot more shadowing and observing than hands-on stuff. I’m fine with both ways :) I also don’t feel comfortable at all taking photos during this rotation. We were warned by our internship leaders not to share photos of pretty much anything we’re doing. The schools were a bit different, again, because I had much more flexibility and showing a Superfoods board isn’t revealing anything. But just so y’all understand why I can’t include any photos or even details on specific things I’m doing this time.
The ROACH was found today!!! On his last leg… Whew!
And guess what!?
Our house has a For Sale sign out front!!
Today is one of those days in the Embrace The Cycle where I wasn’t hungry!! I actually prefer the hungry days because I get to eat! Today I didn’t really get hungry all afternoon and around 5:15 was ready for a snack but I knew I would spoil my dinner if I had one! So I pushed through till 6 and then had an easy dinner.
On the boring side too!
I couldn’t decide if I wanted soup, salad or lasagna and Matt said to just have all 3.
It was just alight 🙁
I was FREEZING and decided to have a mocktail with dinner. Nuttzo.
Dinner left me needing a little something more a bit later. I wanted a Caramel Oikos but it was too cold so I heated up an apple instead with cinnamon and the last of my Crunchy Coconut Granola and a tsp of TJ’s PB!
Plus hot Tazo Cucumber White tea!
Going to snuggle under the covers on this cold night. It’s getting to be that time of year where I’m so tired to being cold and having to lug my space heater around the house! Good thing it’s almost March!!