1. I got a new baby. My new baby is already sick. It’s going to kill me to have to pack my new baby in a box and send it to the Canon factory and leave it there for a week or two to get better. First name: 5D. Last name: Mark II. [ETA: for those that asked, there is a burned out pixel in the video. Small, but I still can’t let that go.]
2. I know the secret to 100% pain free laser hair removal. I’m serious (and I’m not ashamed to admit I’m getting my leg hair lasered off). I started this process a year ago, but then got pregnant and had to stop. The first time, it hurt like a–well, I can’t really say it on here. They really didn’t make that part clear when I bought into the package. As a matter of fact, when I arrived for my first treatment, I was a little frightened when the lady tossed me a couple of stress balls and said, “Here. You’re probably going to need these.”
Turns out, I did need them.
And probably a shot or two of something really strong.
And that was *with* the one-hour topical treatment beforehand.
So, when I scheduled my follow up last month, I literally started to shake when they told me I couldn’t use the lidocaine cream while nursing. I furiously googled to find an alternative and it wasn’t lookin’ good. But then, I came across a small line in a message board that talked about “icing.” I wasn’t sure on how it was supposed to work, so I sent this complete stranger an e-mail asking her to tell me more. She was kind enough to write back, and let me tell you, I owe this woman a HUGE thank you.
Here’s how it worked:
The night before my most recent treatment, I wet several washcloths and put them in the freezer. The next day, I showed up at the center with my little cooler bag in hand (I’m sure they thought I was nutso). The frozen washcloths worked like a charm. Just run one under water for a few seconds to thaw it a little, mold it to the place about to be fried, and leave it on there until you can’t feel a thing. Again, I’m serious…it worked. At one point, I asked the tech to make sure the laser was actually on. Sweet.
3. I lost my voice yesterday. Did you know that it is nearly impossible to control a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old with no voice? There’s been a mutiny in the Anderson household and I’ve been forced to play this against my will for hours at a time:
4. These two are just too cute together:
(He got her her own John Deere shirt for Christmas because everyone needs a John Deere shirt.)
5. I know something you don’t know….