Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Looking forward to straight teeth!

I've always been self-conscious about the gap between my two upper front teeth. While it's not as bad as Mike Tyson's, it's still something I wish I didn't have. A number of my other teeth are either in the wrong spots or slightly crooked. I just didn't want to go through the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of traditional braces. One question I had was, "will I need to see an Orthodontist?" Well, my dentist, Dr. Valerie Preston said no. She is one of the few female dentists that does comprehensive care and is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. She can do 90-95% of any dental procedure in house!!! Will it hurt? Will people know I am wearing? Will I sound different when I am onair? She told me the answer to all those questions is NO!
Call now for your free Invisalign or Cosmetic Consultation! Mention you took my recommendation, and she'll give you $94.70 off of any dental procedure of your choosing. 919-518-0540

Straighter, healthier teeth can be a comfortable experience!

I used to put off going to the Dentist, and I ignored the advice that I should get braces. One reason I put it off was because it was never fully explained to me that getting braces didn't mean I had to have a bunch of uncomfortable metal in my mouth. Or that having straight teeth is actually better for your dental health. Another reason was that I was afraid it would be painful. Pretty common reasons NOT to address your dental work, huh? Then, I met Dr. Valerie Preston. She's an expert in correcting your bite. She is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Invisalign, she explained, gently puts pressure on your teeth to move them into their correct places. That corrects your bite, eliminates any jaw pain or gum rescission you may have, and gives you straight teeth! You barely know you have them in, and no one else knows. People are telling me all the time "Oh, I didn't know you have Invisalign! I heard you say it on QDR". Dr. Preston is offering YOU a FREE Invisalign Consultation or Cosmetic Consultation. Veneers are a great option too. Maybe you just want professional teeth whitening? It's amazing what she can do! One of the few female dentists that does comprehensive care. Call her today and take that first step to straighter, healthier teeth the comfortable way. 919-518-0540

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

And we're back!!

The blog is back to life again!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Challenging First Week Back.

I have always read friend's facebook posts about going back to work that first week after bringing their newborn baby (in our case, babies) home. I always thought I understood how hard it was to leave. This week, I realized that I never fully understood how hard it really is on a father or mother. I was eager to get back on the air, a small slice of normalcy in my day, but did not know how hard it would be to kiss those babies and my wife goodbye. I think about them every second of the day! A few days after we brought them home, Michelle had them laying together on a blanket on the carpet. Grace and Lily reached out to touch each other, and ended up holding hands for a moment. The proud Daddy had to share this photo with you. -J.J.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

39 Days....A NICU Crash Course Completed.

39 days ago, our beautiful twin baby girls were welcomed into this world unexpectedly. It's been amazing to watch them grow so quickly in these 5 1/2 weeks. 39 days ago I didn't know what "bradycardia" and Apnea of Prematurity was. I didn't know what it meant to "De-Sat" I had never even heard those terms before. 39 days later, I am well aware of what they mean. Heck, I didn't even know how to change a diaper. See, it's these 3 things that make that monitor DING DING DING...DING DING DING...(imagine it repeating for several minutes). I hear that alarming "ding ding ding" in my sleep and at most every moment of the day. It's not as bad as it used to be, but it's a sound that haunts me still...39 days later. I know it haunts Michelle too. Today, the monitor does not ding ding ding...ding ding ding as frequently as it used to. I can change a diaper on a squirming infant easily, take their temperature with those fancy NICU thermometers, and do not get as worried as I used to when the monitors have their occasional alarms. The girls are growing, and they've been so well cared for by their nurses and doctors. Especially, Brandy, Alaina, Amy, Mary J, Mary P, Kelly, Kimberly, Crystal, Meg and Denise. They have spent the most time with them, and while others have cared for them just as lovingly, I must mention those NICU RNs by name. They are part of our extended family now:) Their love and care for our daughters has been unimaginable and their patience with us has been as well. 39 days later, we are more confident in their care because of such amazing nurses. They are truly un-sung heroes. Here's to hoping we can bring these bundles of joy home long before the next 39 days... -J.J.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Formula...it's expensive!

Hey Moms of children who are no longer being fed formula: If you still get coupons in the mail for formula and aren't using them, Michelle and I sure could! As you know, we have twins, and their feedings will be supplemented with formula when they come home. I am sure you know how costly formula can be-especially with multiples.! Please do not feel obligated, but If you would like to share some of your coupons with us you can send them to:

WQDR
C/O: J.J.
3012 Highwoods Blvd.
Suite #201
Raleigh, NC 27604

THANK YOU!

J.J.