Invisalign Update {4 through 8 trays}

I have just about completed 4 months of my trays.  I’m currently on tray 9, whoo hoo!  I’ve gotten used to having to deal with trays and really it’s not that bad.  Last month I had a regular dental hygiene check up and had no cavities, which was great news since I was pretty paranoid I’d get a million cavities with these trays in all the time. My dentist told me my bottom teeth should be done moving by tray 15, which is only 10 weeks away or so.  Then it’s all work on the top.  Below is my update photo, the bottom is from the end of August and the top is after tray 8 was complete.  My new phone takes such awesome photos and really zooms in, I think it shows a bit too much detail!

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Mattie — 9 & 10 months

So here we are, quickly approaching Mattie’s 1st birthday!  I remember last year’s holiday season at this time,  I was feeling large and uncomfortable and ready to have this baby out!  Christmas should be a blast this year, it’s her first one but since she will almost be 11 months old she can unwrap gifts and show interest in toys.  Different from Katelin’s first Christmas when she was just 3 months old.

Mattie is growing like a weed, in fact she’s off the charts with weight.  She likes to say “uh oh”, dance and clap!  She is pulling herself up on everything and walking behind push toys.  Her favorite thing to do is get into Ruby’s food.
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Invisalign Update {1 through 3 trays}

So I survived my first few weeks on Invisalign.  Let me tell you, those first 4 days were horrible.  I was really wondering what I had signed up for.  Thank goodness they make you pay up front because I would have quit.  Not only did my teeth hurt but my gums and tongue were sore from getting used to the tray edges.  Luckily I adjusted that first week by doing a lot of research on the internet and learning tricks to get by.

Last week I had my first check up and all teeth are moving how they should!  I can see a different on the bottom already!  However, the top is going to take a long time.  Each tooth has to get moved back one by one. I can tell the tooth on my right side has moved back a lot so that is good, but that took 6 weeks for ONE tooth!  Anyway, at least there is progress.  My next check up is early Dec.
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Top was taken Oct 9th
Bottom was taken Aug 28th.

I swear my teeth are not that yellow…it was the lights!

Mattie — 8 months

Ah Mattie you are starting to get an attitude!  So far Mattie has been laid back and calm.  She is pretty even keeled.  She doesn’t giggle a lot but she is always happy and smiling.  And she really doesn’t cry that much either.  Well this past month she has been getting a bit more vocal and clingy.  I think we will be approaching the age where you can visibly see them learn, which is so much fun.  I know she has been learning her whole little life but pretty soon you’ll be able to see it. Such as her clapping or playing peak a boo.  She is a master at the army crawl and I give it 2 more weeks before she has started knee crawling.  Her hair is starting to fill in too, we got our first “I love her red hair” comment the other day.  Her hair isn’t the same red as KK’s but it is more of a copper red.
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Mattie 5-6-7 months

Hello blog!  I hope everyone had a good summer, I obviously didn’t write a thing over the summer.  Life with 2 kids leaves little time for random things.  I have a bit of time now as I have switched jobs.  Thus having downtime at work before I get going on things.  I’ll maybe blog about that later.  Anyway, onto my goal of blogging this year…documenting Mattie’s first year so I don’t feel like a bad mom.  Mattie is doing great!  She just turned 7 months and is becoming quite the little person.  She has developed a bit of a temper when she is upset and is getting some separation anxiety.  With that said, she is still pretty calm and laid back!  Physically, she is a large baby.  She is in the 90th percentile for weight and 70th for height.  I will be interested to see where she is at for her 9 month check up.  We are in 9m clothing now and pushing 12m.  She is sitting up all by herself now (has been for a few weeks) and is starting to push up on her elbows!  I do not need her crawling already.  She also has 2 little bottom teeth!  Life with 2 kids continues to be interesting but it’s been pretty awesome.
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Invisalign

I have started invisalign.  This is something I have wanted to do for many years, but put it off due to having children and this invisalign business isn’t cheap!  So this was the year, we got our insurance all set up for it and I told myself once I got back to work after having Mattie I’d start the process.  Well I got my first invisalign trays on Friday August 28th.  My treatment is to be for 2.25 years! Ugh.  But it seems like life goes pretty fast these days so I have a feeling 2 years will be here in a blink.  Every 2 weeks I put new trays in that help my teeth move.  I have almost completely my first set, I will switch them this Friday.  I did take before photos but thought I’d wait to post those until my first 3 trays are done and when I see the dentist again.  Here’s to straighter teeth!

Mattie May — 3 Months & 4 Months

Time sure is flying with two kids!  While some times are trying, it really has been a lot of fun. Mattie has made things semi easy.  She is pretty laid back.  Katelin wasn’t this laid back and demanded more attention but Mattie is pretty easy peasy.  We are in a good place right now, KK is finally listening to us and following instruction and Mattie isn’t mobile yet.  We can actually go places!  I know our time is limited though, Mattie will eventually be mobile and things will be hard again for a few years.

We had Mattie’s 4 month check up last week.  She is a growing girl!  She weighed in at 15lbs 4oz and had grown 3 inches since her 2 month check up.  Her hair is starting to thin out, which I suspect it will stay this way till she starts solids.  I’m excited to see what color it comes back with!  She definitely has a tint (or more) of red so it should be interesting.  She is getting very very close to rolling from her back to stomach, I give it one more week, maybe 2.  And right now she loves sitting up in the bumbo, you can see so much better this way!

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