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Tommy Chipped a Tooth

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Tommy fell on the ceramic tile floor in the kitchen while I was at work today.  Niki called me and I immediately made an appointment with the dentist for that afternoon.  I asked her to give him ibuprofen for any pain and let him have some applesauce for lunch in case is was bothering him.  He took a good nap before I took him to the dentist and he was what the dentist said was his best patient that day.  And he went to our dentist, not a pediatric dentist so that was a big feat for him.  He shook the dentist's hand, took a ride on the dentist chair, laid back in the chair and got everything checked out.  The dentist doesn't think there's much to be done, but keep an eye on it and make sure there's no sensitivity eating or drinking.  He doesn't seem to, as he ate and drank fine at dinner.  The dentist asked me to call on Monday morning and let him know how things are going.  He said if he did anything it would be to file it down a little and coat it with something…

Back to Work

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Yesterday at the doctor's office, I was cleared to drive and go back to work, but no physical exertion yet, meaning no working out.

Let the madness begin....

Getting Back to Normal, Current Guilty Pleasures and Helpful Household Hints

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Yesterday was the first day I really felt like myself, having energy and not wanting to go take a nap after just a little bit of moving around.  I was able to get some cleaning done and took care of the boys by myself from after nap time, through the witching hour of dinner, bath, book time and bedtime.   And I was feeling fine the whole time. Other days helping with the boys, I just wanted to go pass out.   I go see the doctor at 11:30 AM today, so we'll see what he says and if I'm cleared to go back to work.  I have to admit that I do love wearing the bandage wrap around my stomach still.  It seems to help me keep moving around and not feel uncomfortable.  It's funny, the experience has led me to wonder if there is something to wrapping your stomach post-delivery.  I remember seeing a show on it and I think they were saying that doctors said there was nothing to it, but considering what the plastic surgeon is having me wear the compression garment and wrap my tummy to ge…

Overdoing it Post-Surgery

I went to the doctor for my follow up today and guess what?  I'm overdoing it.  Surprise, surprise.  I'm the queen of "get back on my feet" and get stuff done.  I swear I think I'm completely incapable of sitting still.  I'm in bed with my feet up on doctor's orders and I think I'm starting to twitch!  I'll never forget when I couldn't stop bleeding post-partum with Phoebe over 11 years ago.  The doctor asked me if I was overdoing it.  I said of course not!  I'm sitting around taking care of a baby, not training for a marathon!  She then asked me how many times I was going up and down the stairs.  Ummmm - whenever I need to, that's no big deal.  Apparently it is.  Climbing stairs multiple times a day post-partum is considered too much physical activity.  OK.....  I was forced to agree to take everything with me downstairs in the morning that I would need for the day and then do the same going upstairs when I went to bed that night.  I …

Post-Surgery Update

Yesterday evening, I was able to take off the compression shorts, gauze, bandages, etc. and take a shower.  DH came in and helped me wash my hair, which was lovely.  So I feel a bit more human now. The pain pump also came off.  I had to pull the catheter from the pain pump out of the incision last night too.  It came out pretty easily.  I also had a foley catheter that I got to remove before the shower.  They sent me home with it so I didn't have to keep getting up to go to the bathroom.  When I was going home with it, I wasn't that crazy about it, but believe me when the pain kicked in and I just wanted to take my pain meds and sleep it off, going to the bathroom was nice not to have as a priority, LOL!

So post-shower, all I have left is the drain from my tummy-tuck incision.  I think that will be taken out at my next post-op appointment tomorrow, but we'll see.  And I have a lot of bruising and swelling.  All I'm currently allowed to wear is a sports bra and DH'…

Telling You About Me

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I won an award from I Believe in Miracles and have been challenged to tell you 7 things about myself.  Thank you so much for the award.  Hope these whet your appetite to know more about me:

1.  I drink French Press coffee every morning.  Usually using Starbucks French Roast or Italian Roast.  I love my coffee very strong with a little sugar and a little milk, not half & half.
2.  I'm a perfect size 39 in Prada shoes and I'm starting to swear I will only buy that brand for heels.  They are so comfortable, I can run in them.  They give me plenty of room in my toe area and I can feel weight in my heel, not just on the balls of my feet.  If you remember, one of my goals was to get back to wearing heels at work, and these are making that goal much easier.  I hate wearing uncomfortable shoes.  When I'm not wearing heels to work, I love sneakers and Sketchers.
3.  I am really a shy person, who has worked hard since high school to overcome my shyness.  I still get really ner…

Mommy Makeover

I've been absent, I know.  However, I've been very very busy on my goals.  Work is going great!  The house is getting decluttered and organized.  And yesterday, I had achieved one of my goals I've had for a long time.  I always said that when I was finished having children I would get my breasts enhanced.  I've never been very gifted in that area.  I was an A cup for most of my life, managed to fill out a B in college and then after having the kids, I went back to a 34A.  Ugh.  I've always loved how full my breasts were when I was pregnant and wished they could stay that way.

So my best friend that lives a few minutes from me is an Operating Room nurse and has worked with most of the plastic surgeons in the area.  She highly recommended Dr. Chris Saunders and he was wonderful!  We went with increasing me to a 34D, which is very proportionate considering I'm 5'7" with broad shoulders and decent size hips.  We also did a mini-tummy tuck since having twi…