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So I have awful teeth. Very small, very soft, eroding enamel, bad gums. Just no fun at all. I hate dental visits not because of the pain, but because of the money that they are going to ask for when they see all the new cavities.
My teeth are so small my dentist comments and complains about them every time I go in for a visit. And they are so soft that when she drills, she goes deeper than she realizes because it just drills out so fast.
With the pregnancy, my bleeding gums have gotten worse. I've been getting a lot of canker sores too. I floss regularly, brush twice/day, use mouthwash, chew sugar free gum after eating.... I do everything the dentist and hygenist say. But they are still really bad. I am alternating my mouthwash; Listerine one day for the anti-bacterial action to kill the stuff making me bleed, and then ACT with Fluoride to strengthen the teeth the next day. Still not getting any better.
I was remembering back to my electric toothbrush and how much I felt it helped my teeth. One thing I remember was the really small head. It didn't hurt my gums so much. I think I have one persistent canker sore because of my toothbrush. So I bought a new toothbrush from the kiddie section. Ages 5-7 it says on it: some adult teeth and some baby teeth. The head is small enough that it doesn't rub my gums lower than where it needs to, it's soft enough that it doesn't bother my enamel erosion, and it's cute! It's purple and has Wall E on it. ;) I like it. My bleeding seems to have improved dramtically and t doesn't hurt to floss anymore.
Interesting Activity: Had my level II ultrasound on Tuesday afternoon. We sat around for 45 minutes waiting for our appointment. It was supposed to start at 3:45, we didn't get in until nearly 4:30. However, the ultrasound itself was very efficient. The technician was very polite and nice, although didn't talk much to us. Very little personality. We saw the head, the heart, the foot, the hand (she waved at us), the face (she was drinking and sticking her tongue out at us), and then the gender. Baby Audrey was spread wide open for us so we could tell what wasn't there. YAY!!!!
Having my ultrasound and learning that my baby is a girl was incredibly overwhelming. Moreso than I expected it to be. It was like learning I was pregnant again for the first time. I just couldn't believe what I was seeing and what I was hearing. I was flooded with emotions that I didn't expect.
And for a moment in time, Josh and I were the only 2 people (besides the tech and dr.) who knew that our baby was a girl. We didn't have that moment when we found out I was pregnant. In fact, Josh's sister knew before he did. So it was special for us to just have that knowledge and hold on to it for a bit.
What I learned: It's a girl
Biggest Accomplishment: Suprised the heck out of the kids yesterday morning when they opened a baby girl outfit as their last Christmas present. Kymberly jumped and screamed when it dawned on her that opening a baby girl outfit meant she was getting a baby sister. It was awesome. When I have the chance, I'll upload the video. It was so funny.
Weekend Plans: Josh's mom is coming and we'll be hanging with her; our neice is visiting for the week, being dropped off tomorrow.
This is the best picture I could scan in from the four of the ultrasound. I wish it were better, but the original isn't that great quality. But you can see the spine, the heart, the nose and mouth.
New/Noteworthy: Today is my birthday!!! My last year in my 20s! (And a shout-out to G. Faith who's birthday is also today. Also have a bday today is Melanie Beckstrom, someone we knew from church when I was growing up; and Stephanie, my best friend in Kindergarten.)
Interesting Activity: Last night was Kymberly's first band concert. Like good, supportive parents we videotaped the whole thing. It was quite fun, actually. The school has a pretty decent music program. The jazz band performed, as did the concert and beginning bands. And a special treat was the drumline. That was pretty cool. I wish I got a picture of it (video only for that one). They did a Christmas medly song arranged by the captain! Kymberly looked so grown-up in her outfit. She had fun and did a great job.
What I learned: IRS Audits SUCK!!!!!
Where I went: to the baby dr. Heard a heartbeat of 148 bpm and talked about my desires for a natural childbirth. Also got the blood test results.
Biggest Accomplishment: Mailed the rest of the Christmas cards. Also wrote a professionally written letter to the IRS and am praying for a good response from them.
Weekend Plans: Performing in Christmas in the Park tomorrow night in San Jose. Church on Sunday. Football watching on Sunday. Pumpkin Cheesecake eating for my birthday!!!