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The other night in bed I was telling Drew about my not so great day. Tindra had refused a nap and therefor, was a crying, crabby mess by 3 PM. Jasper was in a bad mood because of his hand and not being allowed to play basketball or football because of his stitches, and then needed a lot more help than usual with his math homework. Which of course Tindra wasn't having because she was in the middle of an hour long melt down. And dinner needed to be made. And I was exhausted because hello, a billion months pregnant and not sleeping at night anymore. Basically I was whining about my terrible day.
Drew kindly suggested I take some much needed 'mamma time' over the weekend for an hour or two. I was thinking more along the lines of a tropical island without cell phone reception for a week. But since I'm pretty sure no air lines allow travel at 9 months and I would miss my kiddos too much, I'll settle for a movie and a pedicure next weekend instead.
Taking me time is something I've never been good at. After a few weeks of non stop 100% kiddo time, I think Drew notices that I could use a little alone time and sends me out, otherwise it doesn't really happen.
This pregnancy, I have been even worse than usual about my me time. I'm so exhausted at the end of the day that going out alone or with friends sounds almost more work than it's worth. Or on a weekend during nap time, instead of sneaking out for a couple of hours I would rather nap along with them.
So getting out solo isn't happening very often. But I do try to sneak in some me time at home.
My favorite, calming 'me' time I have been getting over the past 8 months, is taking the time twice a day to lotion/oil my growing belly. In the mornings I get the kids their breakfast and then sneak into the bathroom to lotion up and get dressed. And at night before I get into bed, same routine. A few days ago I added another little quick step to my routine, brushing my teeth withColgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste, because what mom doesn't want whiter teeth?
When I heard that it contains the professional recommended product hydrogen peroxide in it that helps whiten teeth in three days just by brushing, I knew I needed to try it.* It has two times the amount of whitening ingredient than recommended vs. Optic White Sparkling Mint TP which I figured certainlycouldn't hurt my coffee loving mouth. I mean lets face it. I can't even find the energy or time to go crab lunch with a friend I certainly don't have time for an appointment at the dentist office. I should have gone months ago, but it's a hassle enough getting to my OB appointments and kids doctor appointments so teeth have certainly been neglected.
I've only been using Colgate® Optic White® Express White for three days and I can definitely already tell a difference!
I found Colgate® Optic White® Express White at our local Walmart, and they are going to be having rolling demos in 550 stores on 2/28 to promote this new product, you can check here and see if your store is on the list!
I for one am glad at least my teeth will be looking shiny and white during the pictures that will be taken with this new little man in the coming weeks, maybe the bags under my eyes and the greasy hair that comes with having a newborn won't be as noticeable! Do you have anything going on a few days you would love having whiter teeth for?
*For best results, use as directed for four weeks.