Where Dani writes about… just about everything!
If I ever had any doubt that the pain in my mouth was being caused by a wisdom tooth coming in, that doubt can now be put to rest. Luckily for me, I’m scheduled to have my IUD inserted next week assuming that all goes well at my first postpartum check-up… so with any luck, the pain that I’ve been feeling in my mouth for the past few days will be overshadowed by the cramping that may come with the insertion. We’ll just have see how that goes, though. I’ve never had an IUD before, and I’ll be sure to blog about it as soon as I can.
I can handle the pain that comes from contractions and menstrual cramps just fine, but I’m not that good at dealing with pain originating in my mouth. As long as I don’t open my mouth too far and chew most of my food on the left side of it, I can handle it without resorting to anything stronger than Orajel. And when I say that, I mean it in the most literal way possible — sometimes, saying certain words or even moving my mouth in certain ways to accommodate things like food winds up hurting, hence me choosing to chew the majority of my food over on the left side of my mouth. Since I’ve had the habit of biting my lip for years now, this isn’t a great stretch for me. I’ll occasionally have to do this whenever I’ve bitten the wrong place in my mouth as well, which I’ve also done on occasion. For the last few months, I’ve been consciously working on stopping it, and the birth of my youngest son has only helped matters out.
For some reason, I’ve been wanting to revisit some of my favorite childhood games. Along with the almost completely random urge to play the first Crash Bandicoot, one of my other goals is completing Sonic 3 since I’m almost finished with it on the Xbox 360. Some time after that, I’d also like to play Sonic & Knuckles since I should also have that as well… but it’s actually been a few months since I turned on my 360, so my memory might not be the clearest thing in the world with regards to that. I’m also thinking about playing Castlevania 3 later on down the road, which wasn’t a childhood game of mine but was one that a good friend of mine got me into, and maybe Kickle Cubicle.
Oh, and I can’t forget the Toejam & Earl games that came out on the Sega!
If any of you EntreCard droppers or other folks can also suggest good games that might be worth adventuring into, by all means, leave a comment and let me know what they are. I’m an especially avid fan of “old-school” games, although I wouldn’t mind playing the occasional MMO with fellow bloggers or good friends in a few months when my youngest son sleeps longer stretches.
I can feel one of my wisdom teeth coming in more. I’m pretty sure that all of them would already have grown in were it not for two things — my pregnancies with both of my sons, one when I was twenty and the other when I was twenty-three. Having picked it up in a few old classes that one’s wisdom teeth normally begin “coming in” when a person reaches their early twenties, I’m also pretty sure that the process requires no shortage of calcium for that to happen. Since babies need plenty of calcium in order for their bones to harden, I’m not surprised they’re still coming in when I’m almost twenty-five years old.
Since I’ve decided to get a Mirena in August, I know that I’m going to have to be especially vigilant about making sure I’m consuming enough milligrams of calcium per day. Unlike most people, I can’t rely on milk to get calcium since eating products that contain it… tend to give me stomach aches worse than labor pains in a lot of instances. Having gone through two pregnancies, I can say that and mean it! So far, eating Tums for the sake of obtaining calcium gets me what I need. Rather than risk giving birth to a child who could be as intolerant to cow’s milk as I am, that was actually what I did for most of my pregnancy — take my prenatal vitamin every morning, eat two Tums a day.