Guys, I'm going to be brutally frank - getting back to being a normal human woman after being in the baby bubble for four years is tough. I don't know who I am sometimes, and it's confusing - catching up on sleep, losing the weight, getting in shape, having surgery, starting to wear makeup again and clothes different from sweat pants, and finally - getting much needed braces...but it is also fun to rediscover myself. I will be in some pain and discomfort for the next six months while my teeth align but I truly hope it will be for the best.
And I know it's a terrible cliche, but girls, it does get better. It takes everything to be a person, a mother, a woman, an artist and a wife all at the same time, but it's not impossible.