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July 10, 2015
by jessica
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A Few Things Friday

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1. As we allow the excitement of another Friday to wash over us, let me just tell you how excited I am for SATURDAY! Why, you ask? Because it’s my baby shower (!!!!) and I am so excited. Like, way more excited than I was for my bridal shower. Probably because (as I mentioned on the gram), we literally have almost nothing done in the nursery, except a gorgeous crib (thanks mom and dad!) and some rando Homegoods stuff I’ve been collecting over the past few months. For some reason I was really dreading putting the nursery together, but this week, it’s like all I can think about. Not super pumped about all the laundering I have coming my way, but hey, what can you do. (Laundry. You can do laundry.)

2. Confession time: As a child, I loathed brushing my teeth. Hated it with a fiery passion. I pretty much just swooshed around my front guys a few times and that was it. So you can imagine how well my first few trips to the dentist went. That drill and I became very well acquainted. And even though I feel like I’ve got a pretty high pain tolerance (hello, endo), something about the dentist makes me squeamish and very close to peeing my pants any time I hear that drill fire up. I later came to find out that I have “soft teeth”, and this combined with my blatant dismissal of the importance of good dental care has left me with an array of fillings so large I am surprised I don’t get radio signals when I yawn. I tell you this drawn out tale of misery to lead into the fact that last weekend, I freaking broke a tooth. If you can even call it a tooth. It was pretty much all filling, but that little bitch snapped right off while eating a rib. Not like carnivorously gnawing on a bone or anything, just chewing on the delicious meat. Like just decided then and there to give up on tooth life. Luckily my bff Mr. Dentist got me in the very next day to remedy the situation. It was a pretty intense scene in there, lots of drilling and “deep breaths!” and “you doing ok?” and me trying not to have a full-on panic attack while clutching my stomach apologizing in my head to my unborn child for putting her through that stress. I also always find myself saying Hail Mary’s when I’m having dental work done, I’ve done is since I was a little kid and to this day it still helps me get my mind off of what’s going on. And I know what you all thinking. Yes, this complete wuss is going to birth a child in like 8 weeks. The irony.

Anyways, having gone through this awful experience, I’ve learned that the only thing worse than having dental work done, is having dental work done while 8 months pregnant and with a forever-full bladder. Moral of the story? Brush yo teef. (And always pee before dental work begins.)

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3. We’re currently going through the process of training our dogs to stop sleeping in the bed, which truthfully I think is harder for me than it is for them. Like why have pets if you can snuggle them on demand? However, we know it will be for the best, and I’m sure in their minds they only care about the fact that they’re up high and on a comfy surface, and not all caught up in the politics of who sleeps where and what they could have done to deserve this banishment. The little sneaks keep jumping up in the middle of the night, and then we have to shoo them away, so that’s been really good for our sleep patterns. Anyone have any tips for me on this? We praise the crap out of them as soon as they get down, but they still have the saddest little looks in their eyes…

4. Lets talk TV! The jury is still out for me on this season of True Detective. I think my 2 biggest struggles are Colin Farrell (like, just in general. He bugs me) and they’re throwing SO MUCH at us all at once. Getting to know two characters last season was much easier to digest. I am loving that Tim Riggins and Regina George are dating in real life. I’m also still watching the Bachelorette and I’m not sure why. (We get it, Shawn, you are obsessed with her.) Also does anyone else think that Nick fellow is the creepiest creeperson ever. What I am loving way more is Unreal. It’s basically a scripted behind-the-scenes version of the Bachelor and it is evarything. I feel like I know so much more of why people do the stupid things they do on the reality show (tricky tricky producers!) and how set up everything is. Lots of people maybe already knew this stuff, but I’m loving it. The only other show I’m amped to have back is my summer guilty pleasure, Big Brother. The unfortunate part of this being I kind of hate everyone on the show this season. I like to have at least one person to root for, but I’m finding that difficult. Maybe in classic Chenbot style, Julie will reveal a twist that they’re all kicked out and being re-casted. What are you guys watching? Anyone else as obsessed with Unreal as I am?

Enjoy your weekends, lovies, I’ll be back soon with probably too many pictures from my shower and a preggo update! xoxo

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