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.
Top was taken Oct 9th
Bottom was taken Aug 28th.
I swear my teeth are not that yellow…it was the lights!
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.
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.
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!
Parts of me want to give up this blog mostly because I don’t have the time to post anymore. But I really need to continue it thought Mattie’s first year. It is pretty much an extension onto her baby book, just like Katelin’s! So there may only be these monthly updates but at least it is something.
Mattie is now 10 weeks old and I will be returning to work tomorrow. I am excited to get back, also nervous. I’m mostly nervous about being able to raise 2 kids and keep a house and some sort of personal life. I have actually been able to keep up with cleaning, groceries and laundry while being at home. That will all stop tomorrow. I am going to try a few new tricks. Such as meal planning and subscription services for shopping online.
Anyway, onto Mattie…she is growing! She weighed in at 11lb 15oz at her 2 month appt. She is smiling a lot now also! Her sleeping is pretty much awesome and the past few nights she has slept from 9pm till 530am. Which is almost how much I sleep! We have stopped breastfeeding/pumping all together and just doing formula. I really wish I could say I had a better experience with that but in honesty it sucked. Apparently my body hated trying to supply food for someone else. Oh well, can’t say I’m that sad I packed my pump away!
And now the photos!