Monday, January 8, 2018

Invisalign Made Me Do It

If you see something on the news about a seemingly normal looking, thirty-something, pregnant woman who went ham and popped off on a stranger…

Just know that woman was probably me, most likely on the day I had to switch to a new Invisalign tray.

I always give my husband forewarning every two weeks when that day comes, I’ve also told my husband that he better bury me in in these retainers when I die because after all of this, THESE TEETH AINT GONNA SHIFT IN THE GRAVE.

Morbid I know. I just switched yesterday. Maybe the molar pain and moodiness is still lingering…

I decided to start this process to fix my cross bite and crooked bottom teeth in May. Seemed like a good idea at the time, well, until I got pregnant in June.

Excess Invisalign saliva + First trimester hangover style secretion build up = Maybe the worst thing ever.

Luckily I was prescribed nausea medicine this pregnancy to help get me through. Thank God!

So, as a PSA to all those current brace face teenagers out there, WEAR YOUR RETAINERS UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE. Coming from the kid who had the works: spacers, teeth pulled, rubber bands on her front fangy-looking teeth that would shoot out into the classroom when she yawned, and years of braces, just do it. Your future self will thank you.

I only wore mine until college, and welp, here I sit: a 32-year-old woman still trying to fix these dang teeth. Do you want to remove slobbery trays every time you want to take a bite of something? In the words of Kevin McAllister, “I don’t think so.”

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Shots

First off, sorry that I’ve been such a slacker when it comes to blogging during this pregnancy, but growing a kiddo while chasing another one around brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘exhaustion.’

While my priorities have been trying to keep these kids alive while finishing up scripts and pilots, I am proud to say I have been administering my own shots with no problem!

My doctor didn’t want me traveling six cross-country flights in the third trimester due to my past DVT (Thanksgiving, Texas for a Wedding, & Christmas), so I will be staying in OH through Christmas and meeting Kyle in Texas. My usual self would have thought 3-4 weeks in Ohio was wayyyyyy too long. Now? Prego with a toddler? I welcome the free help. All I can say is – SHE’S ALL YOURS!

In fact, I’m on the plane to TX as we speak. After my last flight with a 16-month-old for five hours with no air conditioning, I can tell you there is no greater feeling then the one I have right now – FLYING ALONE.

I’m going to say goodbye so I can go and enjoy my blissful state… in 12D… rocking my new compression socks… most likely mouth breathing while in a deep coma in a matter of minutes…

Tata for now!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Random Mom Must Haves

Just wanted to share a couple items I never knew I needed until I became a mom! They make life easier which is why I wanted to share them with all of you...

Viva Paper Towels - They are a bit more expensive than the others, but feel like cloth. Instead of using wipes, I use these to clean Rynnie off after ever meal. They are soft on her skin and she doesn't fight them like the other paper towels!

Garnier Eye Roller - Who knew 7am would now become "sleeping in" to me. I love this eye roller because it is anti-aging, but also has tint to it. You roll it on fast, it decreases dark circles, and you have no need to apply extra concealer. A must have - especially in the early months :)

The Mommy Hook - In one of my first trips out to the grocery store, a fellow mom spotted me with my stroller trying to throw stuff in the bottom of it and fumbling with bags. She let me in on a little secret called "The Mommy Hook." It clips on the stroller and you hang all your shopping bags from it so you can be hands free!

Dreft Stain Remover - My daughter takes the cake for being Queen of the Blowouts in the early months. Buy stock in this stuff. I lived in a shitastic world of dirty diapers and clothes for a long time. This helped remove any hint of stain!

Neutrogena Moisture Stick - It's pretty sad, but my armpit hair is now a good tell tale sign of when I showered last. Now that your getting ready time is non-existent, this lipstick is the perfect mix of lip balm and color. It's not sticky and quick to throw on. The shade I love is "Sweet Watermelon"

Lobster High Chair - This thing is a God send! We bring it with us to every happy hour and restaurant we go to. It attaches to the end of the table so you don't have to worry about random sized high chairs. We've definitely gotten our money's worth out of this one!