kay, i’m almost embarrassed to post this lol.
my pre-makeover picture.
I was sick the day I took it, and being the dork I am, I had to highlight my flaws:
and here it the story I wrote with it:
Why do I need a total makeover?
Oh well, I think when you see me, it’s quite obvious! I basically have been pregnant for 5 years straight.
I have 4 children,
- H: ages 5 (who was 2 weeks late and put me on bed rest for 7 months),
- I had a miscarriage when H was 6 months.
- P.:a 3.5 yr old boy (who is so busy, that I can’t keep up in cleaning the messes he makes or his laundry,
- E: a 2.5 year old (yes, they are exactly 11 months apart to the day!.. #2, and #3 look like twins… and she follows suit in making messes that I can’t keep on top of) and
- J, #4, who just turned 10 months old (he spent the first 2 weeks in NICU as he came at 35 weeks and stopped breathing.. so basically I’ve been trying to recover from giving birth for the past 5 years…
Why do I have 4 children so close together? Well, after years of infertility and 2 losses earlier, God has an extremely funny sense of humor.
We moved 2 weeks after we had #4, so I’m working on establishing a new house with order (which is on a farm, and I’m so not a farm girl.. next door to my in-laws, which is interesting enough to say the least!). So basically if I wasn’t pregnant, I was recovering from my pregnancy (all cesareans), or being on bed rest, or pregnant again, or trying to pack up and move our household while I was pregnant and with a new born and 3 toddlers!
With each pregnancy I have been in for dental work.. ie. #1 – wisdom tooth caused pain so got that pulled after the pregnancy b/c they wouldn’t do it while I was pregnant, #2 I got a root canal, #3 was a wisdom and root canal, but the wisdom didn’t happen till after #4, where I had 2 teeth pulled b/c of the pain and migraines. (so that was actually 5 teeth.. 3 wisdom teeth and 2 root canals and still waiting for another root canal to get fixed!) I also suffered with post partum after #2 on.. I can happily say I’m free of now (3 months and counting!)
I have had no time for myself, and am in desperate need of anything that would allow me to resemble a woman of some sorts.. the last 3 times I’ve went to the hair dresser they have butchered my hair so bad that I’ve done nothing but cry. My skin feels like I’m a teenager again with blemishes and all (I’m almost 33, so this is not a good thing!)… all the clothes I wore before I was pregnant so don’t fit (was a size 3.. now a plus size… not a good thing)
… the last time hubby and I had a break was in 2004 when I was pregnant with #2; we went on a vacation.. with #1 coming a long. We have never went on a vacation, unless you consider my trips for 4 c-sections to the hospital.. yes, all by c-sections- holidays!
I love my family, my children, my husband.. I literally give all for making them have things; and in so have extremely neglected myself. There were points where I had three in diapers, and spent my days doing nothing but changing diapers and giving bottles/sippy cups. I’ve lost myself in this sea of motherhood. Don’t get me wrong; i wouldn’t change my life.. i love my children, but I would like to function again. I have a full day and sleepless nights as at least one or two are up in the middle of the night! I’m lucky if I remember my name on any given name; my motor skills have been reduced to futile movements of a sleep deprived, caffeine addict mother.
So back to the question, why do I need a total makeover? Basically because you can’t get any worse than this! lol I’d make a good before and after picture for you! I think most of all I desperately need it!
Thanks for giving me consideration in the total makeover!
so Here is my after picture:
They did professional ones, so i’ll get those later.
They walked me down the centre of the stage to “She’s a Lady” lol.. it was pretty funny. I had a great time! They put streaks in my hair and colored it darker, which was great, painted my nails, did my make up and bought me a new outfit.
What do you think?