05 June 2009

On my mind...

So, this post has been floating in my mind all day today. I am trying to get it down, but rest assured that some will sound whiny, some will sound funny, but my head is spinning today, and if it can't spin here, where else will I go?

I took the boys to the orthodontist yesterday. Just a retainer check for Peter, but it was Drew's CONSULTATION. I knew we were in for a lot-Drew has been blessed with the same under bite that I had. It is a full under bite from one side of his mouth to the other. When I was young, I had retainers for 8 years, followed by a year of braces and then a maintenance retainer. My teeth are straight and in the right place. I am thankful my parents did this for me. Now, how times have changed!

The work on Drew will start as soon as his 6 year molars are in (I take him back in 6 months). He will need an expander (yes, the lovely appliance with the key-Peter had the same), and bottom retainer. He will also have to wear head gear at night. She also said that this will just start the process and it will be a combination of work and maintenance that will last until he's probably 18 (when the jaw finally stops shifting). YIKES!

She also commented on the fact that he is a mouth breather and asked if he snored (sure does). This has come up before at the pediatrician because of his allergies. He most likely need his adenoids out. After the ortho brought it up, I decided to give the pediatrician a ring. She is sending him for a neck x-ray to determine if the ENT is the next step. We are going this afternoon once Andy can meet us since I can't go in with him when they take the x-ray. I kind of feel like I have opened a can of worms here...

Also, on my mind? Facebook. I have been enjoying a little game on there called Bejeweled Blitz. It is like the classic Bejeweled, but you play against your friends to get as many points as you can in a minute. Just feeling a little inferior these days. I LOVE this game, but I hate having my friends beat me! I am a fierce competitor, but lately ALL of the games on FB leave me feeling unskilled and, well, dumb. There is a woman on there who beats everyone at every game she tries...Some people have asked her if she is part robot...Honestly, when I play Blitz, I average between 20,000-40,000 points with my highest being 63,000 points in a minute. Seriously, this woman averages about 165,000 points in a minute. I am not sure how she does it.

Scores reset every 7 days. When they reset this week, I thought to myself, "I am going to get on there first. So I can be in first place, even if it is for 30 minutes, I was there." One of my friends beat me to it, scoring 59,000 points. Another friend passed me up and then sent me "smack talk" basically saying that I should give up on trying. Even Aussie Therese ALWAYS beats me! (I don't mind it when she does it though, because she is so nice!)...stupid little rant, but it is irking me!

Finally, just thought I would say that I have 15 weeks left in this pregnancy. I am already feeling big and uncomfortable, and we aren't even in the home stretch! Andy said to me the other day with a grin on his face, "Wow! You are really getting bigger!" I know he meant no harm, and loves seeing me pregnant and truly thinks I am beautiful even when I think I'm not, but I feel like a whale!

Thanks for reading...I feel better now!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

I lose CONSTANTLY at UNO!!!

Brandie said...

You crack me up. I'm very competitive too and get really ticked when I play that word path game and can never score very high. I would think that as much as I read, I'd come up with more words, but I never do! I suck at it. And it becomes an obession...so I'm staying clear of all other FB games! :)

Have a good weekend!

Aussie Therese said...

lol. I am sitting here laughing. I have a couple of people that are really ahead of me too.

I gave up on the word path game because I was coming 16th or something out of all my friends.

I average between 20000 and 40000 on bejewled quest too but occasionally I get lucky and get a huge cascade.

Try getting moves from the bottom to get the big cascade. That seems to be the way to get high scores. Also try to leave the sparkly jewel until you have a heap to blow up together.

Jamie said...

With all you have to do with the dentists with your sweet boy, my head would be spinning too!!!

Jamie said...

Oh, yeah, I hear you on that pregnancy thing, although, I'm counting down in months instead of weeks, it seems less, only 2 1/2 months left! We are in the home stretch!

Meghan said...

Lots on the mind, as I can see reading this...

Herd Momma said...

{{{{{{Therese}}}}}}}}, better? I know I'm late in checking in on this. Hope you are better now.
FB, I still have drama on there. I don't click on very often. Just don't make the time after I check everybodies blogs and try to blog a bit myself.
I love this template you have. Welcome little girl. We're all waiting for you.