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!