Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Brace face no more

I can't believe that I posted so many updates on my progress with orthodontic braces and never bothered to report on the results. Check out these choppers: 

The braces came off in December during new baby craziness, so it was a bit of a non event after so much build up. In January after holiday madness, I had my top two front teeth built up with new bottom edges. I really underestimated what a difference this would make to my smile, even more than the actual straightening with braces. At first I was upset with how different it looked but within a week I barely noticed the difference. I recently saw a photo of how short my two front teeth were and I'm glad we adjusted this because braces alone would not have had the best impact.

At this point I'm still supposed to wear my retainer 24/7, but this proves difficult, mostly because I am busy with Olivia and I often forget to put it back on after a meal. I'm trying to be good, I really am. So was it all worth it? Ehhhh, I'm still on the fence. At this age, a lot of wear and tear has already changed my teeth to a point where even braces didn't amount to this mind blowing result that I expected. I'm happy with the results but I'm not sure that at this stage of my life it was worth the hassle. In any case, the saga of braceface is over at last. Hoohaa!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Shopping: sephora lip balm

I don't get out much these days, so I usually end up with a long list of supplies that I need to buy whenever I do get out. I'm not one of these (talented) mommys that head out dressed up nice and stroll around with their baby, acting like it's nothing to lug around a 40 pound carrier and change poo diapers in filthy mall settings; I tend to wait until my mom babysits and then I do a marathon shopping trip to do everything at once. Usually with dirty hair and the least dirty pair of pants that fit, praying that I won't run into anyone I know. Oh how my standards have changed... Jebus help me. It doesn't help that I'm super picky and don't want other people helping out by picking things up for me. Let's just call me choosy and leave it there. 

Along with a million baby supplies, my mega shopping list included lip balm, which I needed desperately because I haven't worn anything but lip balm since last October when I went on Mat leave. I searched a few pharmacies during my shopping binges to no avail, since the one I liked (soft lips) could not be found. I just wanted a balm that had no colour and no flavour, which is oddly a difficult feat. I nearly gave in a bought Fresh sugar lip treatment at Sephora, which has a whopping 26$ price tag, but cooler heads prevailed when I spotted this in house Sephora product for 6$. I am living off a mat leave salary after all!! After a week of use I gotta say that I love it. I noticed it's a limited edition So I may need to stock up. I highly recommend this one if you are in the market for a subtle scent and nourishing texture without being tacky/sticky, and overly flavoured or scented

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Stay at home mama

Little miss Olivia has been keeping me busy. I went missing from this blog a couple months prior to her birth and since then, updating a blog has been the furthest thing from my mind. I seem to have little capacity to take on anything above and beyond baby care, preparing food, and minimal hygiene. Pretty picture, hun? But this little 6 month old is (as predicted by all parents everywhere) the best thing in my life.

In between naps and bottle sterilizing, i have been visiting facebook and posting/sharing things i like and i must admit that I'm probably driving my friends nuts with all my rabbit and baby related posts. But facebook posts are bite sized and just the 5-minutes-at-a-time amount of leisure reading i have available these days. Anyhow, i figure i should come back here with all my "likes" and "shares" since they are more for me than for others anyhow. So here i am. And I'm armed with many, many photos of my baby (and fur baby)...