02 February 2006

Chubby bunny.

Well, folks, a few days ago I had the surgery we all dread as kids but which is reportedly even worse to have as an adult: yes, I had my wisdom teeth removed. And what a humbling experience it’s been. More than anything, I’m humbled by my husband’s servitude as he completely put himself aside for 3 straight days: cleaning the kitchen and making me an endless supply of smoothies and ice cream sundaes, keeping track of my medication schedule, setting me up on the couch with 4 pillows and every girly movie known to man, and even holding the drool bowl under my chin multiple times while I washed out my mouth with the syringe. Now, that’s love.

But what's really love is that he can still say I’m beautiful when I look like a chipmunk with my cheeks swollen out to kingdom come :). Of course I never wanted to reveal these photos, but in keeping with the spirit of being the “real” Christine on this blog, I’m officially unveiling the worst pics ever taken of me for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy :).

Coming out of the sedation fog and Steven already has me laughing...

Pitiful much?

Nice try, buddy....you still have to make me some soup.

Suz and I kinda think my cheeks look like the “swiss water” lady in the movie Return To Me in this pic - hee hee!

And the crowning glory of them all...I don't know what's worse about this pic: the fact that I look like a character out of The Chronicles of Narnia (Mrs. Tumnus, perhaps?) or the unidentifiable substance I'm about to put in my mouth!

10 comments:

Jenni said...

I'm not just being nice - you look adorable even with swollen cheeks!

Brooke said...

For a girl that just got her wisdom teeth pulled you look beautiful..


I love the picture of Steven...

Lauren said...

you are an adorable little peep. much more velveteen rabbit than chubby bunny, my friend ;)

amy said...

you are adorable even with fluffy cheeks! i love that lauren said chubby bunny...b/c that is what i was thinking...where you put all the marshmallows in your mouth and try to say chubby bunny!

Ange said...

As lovely as ever :-)

Glad you seem to be feeling better. Your email made me laugh because of all of the typos that is SO not you.

And I agree with you and Suz you do look like the swiss water lady from return to me....but only your cheeks....

Michelle said...

You poor thing. I remember getting my wisdom teeth out. I think I was in 8th grade and my face felt like it doubled in size. Don't worry - you really don't look as bad as you feel! In fact, I can't even see much swelling - really! Now Steven on the other hand... How many cheesecakes have you been feeding him for goodness sake? (hahaha...if he reads that he'll jump on the scale and head immediately to 24 Hr...he's such a dork)

TLC said...

You feeling any better yet, Hello Stiney?

You are the best! So adorable, even when your cheeks are a teensy bit puffy.

Ali O said...

hey christine -
i hope you are continuing to recover well! thanks for saying hi on my blog...i'm glad to know where i can find you and keep up with what's going on! congrats on your hubby by the by - he seems like a sweet one!
-alison

crystal said...

hey christine,

i'm no doctor, but i don't think stove top stuffing is one of the foods you're supposed to be eating after you get your wisdom teeth out. but hey, whatever works for you, i guess...

=)

Farrah said...

Stine- I was at work when I read this (a really quiet corporate place) and laughed out loud about 5 times. I guess I better be careful where I read your stuff.

Farrah