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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Monthly Moments | September

Hey 😊 I'm writing this on the first day of Fall. I had big plans to make those cookies that I shared a few weeks ago, but ran out of energy yesterday and today I was just waiting for Brian to get home and dreading my dentist appointment. 

Yes, another dentist appointment. My 6th appointment in 2 months between a root canal, a crown for said root canal, a cleaning and two appointments for cavities. If anybody has any encouraging words about dentistry I would love to hear them. I have always hated the dentist due to having a ridiculously small mouth. Literally, I can only open wide enough for them to get the smaller of the child size bite blocks in. I honestly didn't realize that I had such a small mouth until a few years ago and suddenly I realized why I don't like eating apples or corn on the cob or sandwiches... they all require me to open my mouth wider than is comfortable. Also, the jokes that a certain boyfriend made about the tiny bites I would take also make sense now. Anyway, the fillings were literally torture because they didn't have a bite block small enough for me, and apparently even if they did, it would be hard for them to use it on me because then they wouldn't have my mouth open wide enough for them to work on my mouth. 

It has been a rough two months. Especially because dental care is not cheap. I take better care of my mouth than I ever have in my life (brush twice a day for 2 minutes, floss daily, wait 30 minutes after brushing to drink or eat anything... I don't drink soda and I don't eat a lot of candy...) and I have had more dental problems than I ever had in my life. It's pretty discouraging, but I do feel good knowing that I have done all I can.

I also had to take the 3 hour glucose test this past week. Luckily, that was good news! I do not have gestational diabetes. Although, when they called to tell me that my test was perfect, they then told me to be careful about sugar. I have no idea what that means. 

This month has been good overall though. Even with getting a stomach bug toward the beginning of the month. I've gotten to hang out with my best friend, Brian's parents were in town for a week so we got to spend time with them, and transitioning into cloth diapers has been great (I plan to do a whole post about cloth diapering for anyone interested, once we're a month into it 😊). 

Again contemplating chopping off my hair. I don't know why I always feel the need to chop it off when it starts to get to a good length. I decided that I'll wait a year and then see if I still want to chop it. Also, maybe by then I can afford a decent hair dryer, some curling irons, and a new straightener so I could actually style it. 

          25 Weeks & 27 Weeks

I'm looking forward to October. I'm looking forward to more Fall days and more hot chocolate tea parties with Everly. I'm looking forward to writing more. I always seem to forget that writing is not just something that I enjoy, but it's something that my soul needs. I've been feeling really inspired lately to just do and be what makes me happy. It's one of those things that I think I rediscover all the time and remember what things make me happiest. Lately I have been really patient with myself, letting things drop in and out of my life and routines and it has been so nice to just go with the flow of things. Which sounds crazy because I am such a planner and I love routines, but it's nice to set them aside sometimes and know that's ok. 

Books I've been loving this month:

Code Name Verity By Elizabeth Wein
Out of My Mind By Sharon M. Draper
The Testing By Joelle Charbonneau

Podcast Episodes I've loved this month:

I'm getting so excited for Christmas. Part of me is loving these last few months of having just Everly, but I'm getting so excited for our little boy and I can't wait to see what he looks like. I can't wait to stick him in a stocking. I can't wait to put him in the bassinet that has set empty by our bed since July. I'm also looking forward to taking Everly trick or treating for the first time. We got her the cutest red riding hood costume from the DI for $3 (I am actually looking forward to shopping at the DI more... this is what becoming more and more granola has done to me). 

I'm thinking I might have to go through a couple Harry Potter books, just because this time of year always makes me want to. 

Thanks for reading! What are you looking forward to? Do you have any books you like to read around this time of year?
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