My Postpartum Purgatory is officially over! I have mixed emotions about it, but I’m completely done with breastfeeding and pumping. For the last year and a half, I’ve been banned from so many of the maintenance services that I relied on before. But now I’m free!!! (Don’t worry, there were some tears and doubts about weaning, but it’s the right thing to do.)
I feel like this second baby has aged me like 10 years. Two in diapers is no joke!!! Baby number 2 thinks that sleeping through the night is for suckers, and decides to keep me on my toes by crying a billion times a night. Which is part of the reason I quit breastfeeding. Baby number 1 is actually a toddler now, and everything that that implies. It turns out that a lack of sleep and running on straight anxiety can take a toll on you. Big time!
In an effort to regain some normalcy, I decided I needed to get fixed up, get my mojo back, and feel like a human being again. The first thing I did was book my Botox appointment. It’s been forever since my face was frozen (in a good way) and wrinkle free. Mischell Christmas at Charlotte Plastic Surgery did her magic. I honestly feel like a different person… who looks like she actually sleeps.
I also got a facial at Miramae in Charlotte, with Rhonda Green. My face needed some serious TLC to get back on track. I tried Dermaplaning and got a PCA Oxygenating Facial. The Oxygen Facial made my skin feel supple and full again. It activated collagen and made me feel softer. Dermaplaning is a process where an esthetician basically shaves your face with a scalpel. Sounds crazy, but it made my face feel as smooth as a baby’s behind! It exfoliates dead skin like nothing else, with an added bonus of getting rid of any baby blonde hairs that may be hanging around. I’m not a hairy person at all, but I still loved the thought of the invisible peach fuzz being gone. I also loved that this is not a high maintenance service. If you never get it done again, its ok, you’re not going to have a beard or anything. You really need to go to someone who is an expert at this. I can imagine that there are things that could go wrong with this service if not done properly. I will be doing both of these things again.
Nothing lights a fire under your ass, like having to get in a bikini, so I got everything squared away for our family beach trip to Hilton Head Island, SC. It’s the first time I’ve gotten all my maintenance services done in a long time! Nails, Spray Tan, brows, bikini wax, and facial!
So I’m back to the land of the living now, and feeling a whole lot better about myself. Still not sleeping a whole lot, but its getting better every week. There’s always Some Maintenance Required and I’m just getting started!!!