December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Makeover

Merry Christmas, blogger friends! I miss you. The snowstorm is coming and our family is hunkering down for a movie night. We've just started A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger and Paul Bettany. It seems we've watched all the Christmas movies already (well, at least the ones the boys want to watch).

Most of the gifts are wrapped and all the Christmas cards are mailed. I didn't do any baking this year because I have another project in the works this holiday season.

It's been really hard not to say anything to all of you, so I've decided to just put it out there: I had a "Mommy Makeover" last Thursday. Translation: tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I have about 3 weeks of recovery ahead of me--just enough time to be back in the game before the next semester starts. I've been thinking about doing this for about 2 years now, and I finally decided in August to take the plunge. Kris has been amazingly supportive, and I couldn't have done it without my mom. While Kris held down the household and cared for the children, my mom traveled with me (I went with a wonderful female surgeon in Bismarck), was my 'caregiver' post-sugery, and pampered me at their house for the weekend until I felt strong enough to manage the stairs and the children here at home. Both procedures went very smoothly, and although I am in some pain, it is manageable because the Kris and the kids are so great about letting me rest when I need to (the kids know about the tummy but we haven't told them about the other).

I do feel guilty for messing with everyone's holiday, but on the other hand, it's a pretty awesome 37th birthday present to myself, and we are still able to celebrate with both families.

There. Now you all know why I haven't blogged in a while, and I feel better getting it off my newly-endowed chest! Hehehe!

10 comments:

TBRKO said...

I think it's great that you are open about it. It's YOUR decision ultimately, and if it makes YOU happy, that's what matters.
Now, don't expect me to not tease you though....that's my job. :)

TBRKO said...

Maybe the people who read my blog will understand now just how funny that Ross puking/Brady pooping/Erin can do nothing/Bonnie is scared of barf/Wayne is WORTHLESS/Jeanne saves the day in times like this/Kris got barfed on story really was.

Erin said...

OWWW! You made me laugh too hard!

Holly said...

I somehow posted my comment on an old post. Anyway....I think it's great! I plan on doing the same when I lose all this weight and finish having kids. I hope your recovery goes smoothly!

Holly

Erin said...

Thanks, Holly. That means a lot.

Jenay said...

i am soo jealous! I really would like to hear more about it. I have been for one consulation and do plan to do it when we can afford it. Good for you Erin!!

TBRKO said...

Erin I think it's cool that you have been so open about this..you have enabled others to open up about it.
Now, am I the only one who would be too scared? Four kids later, I can say my tummy is ruined, but having surgery on my foot just about did me in mentally.
Btw, from what I have heard, this doctor in Bismarck is amazing. The only board certified one in ND, AND she has her very own entire faciliy where surgery takes place. Very good care...

Be the change you want to see in the world... said...

OMG!!! Good for you!!! I am so jealous of your flat tummy and perky boobs. You MUST post pictures when you are ready to share...cannot wait to see.

xoxo-Melissa

ABCDH said...

Holy crap - that is AWESOME! You're going to feel like a million bucks!

Erin said...

Jenay, have Bonnie give you my email or phone # if you want to talk more. I'd be happy to share whatever I can. Quick correction: Dr. D'Arcy Honeycutt is the only 'female' board-certified plastic surgeon in ND. There are other board-certified surgeons, but they're all male. Her facility is called Advanced Surgical Arts Center, and her entire staff is also female. her website is wonderful: http://www.darcyhoneycutt.com/

Info about procedures, the facility, and before/after pics, too.