Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brave, Brave (Baby) Boy

Little bug went to the dentist yesterday because his two front teeth were horridly crooked, and they were not falling out.  His adult teeth were trying to grow in over top of the baby teeth and because the baby teeth were still there, the adult teeth were bulging through his gums.  His poor little gums were all red and swollen and would bleed on occasion.  He kept biting his bottom lip with his horridly crooked baby teeth.

Have I painted an ugly picture?


Here, is quite possibly the cutest picture ever...

his red ears are not reflecting the red wall...

And, Oh. My. Goodness, to listen to him talk with the toothless lisp is just adorable.  Doesn't it just make you want to give him a great big hug and kiss those adorable cheeks?

He was the bravest little boy.  He sat in the dentist's chair so, so brave.  The dentist asked him if he wanted some "sleepy juice" (which I hope meant general anesthetic...) and Q said, "Nope."  The dentist explained that it would just make his gums go to sleep so he wouldn't feel anything, and again Q said, "Nope."  I think it's important to add that, at this point, I was in a cold sweat and my heart was racing.  When these big pliers came towards his poor little mouth, I told him to close his eyes in my bravest voice...and boom, in no time those two little suckers were gone.

I think the most painful part for me was when the *tooth fairy* came.  Dude looses two teeth in one day, and they're forcibly pulled from his tiny little mouth.  Oh yeah, that's not cheap. 

1 comment:

  1. I would have had to lie down on the floor until the dizziness passed (as the mother of the patient).

    You were veeeeery brave. So was he.