Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Teething: Round 2

If you have been keeping up, you will know that I lost about 5 years off of my life a couple weeks ago when this happened.

Welp, they are already coming back in. So weird. We went back to the dentist on Tuesday and all the X-rays looked good and she said he'll be fine. SO. Weird. But...SO happy.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wuss Wednesday

I discovered today after watching "The Lion King" with my son for the second time that I still cry at the opening of that movie.

As catchy as that title is, I don't plan on making it habitual.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Moving On Down

I just needed to get that last post further down. Poor little guy. This is from Touch-A-Truck a couple months ago:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I Survived

I traumatized son survived. Yes....that is what I meant... I admit, I have just now stopped shaking. Thursday was definitely my most challenging day as a mother so far. I have survived my first traumatic accident with my child.
I would much rather share this in writing than having to talk about again because I tear up every time...her ya go:
I was babysitting my little cousin, Joshua who's 2, and both the boys were playing outside in the back yard. I had forgotten about our bike being parked around the corner from when we had our garage sale. I had my back to Henson because Josh was talking to me. I heard a scream and the bike had fallen on top of H.
I was calm at first as I was looking him over. I couldn't see any harm, but he was still screaming. Then the blood started from his mouth. I was still calm I was cleaning him off I was looking for where it was coming from thinking it was a busted lip because we had already gone through that once. But, then I saw that he had no upper front teeth anymore!! I started freaking. I called my mom since she was with my aunt because I knew I couldn't keep Josh anymore since I would probably have to take him in. Plus, I wanted my mom. She came straight over, and I finally got a hold of Lucas and he came home.
We got a recommendation from H's pediatrician on where to take him, and the dentist was amazing!! They were all booked up, and leaving for vacation for two weeks starting Friday, but she squeezed him in right away. The office manager (and their head PA) took care of us until the dentist came. When she looked him over she thought the same thing that we did - his teeth had a clean break all the way across, knocking out all 4 of those hard earned teeth.
Turns out, after having X-rays, that he hit his teeth at just the right angle, because they just got knocked back up into his gums. The best situation for what happened. So, now we just wait for them to come back down. But, thankfully, no fractures or breaks. He will just be sore and swollen for a few days.I was a wreck all morning, though. Thankfully my mom and Lucas came to the Dr. with me. I don't know if I could have made it by myself.
Best shot we could get. Considering what happened he is handling it very well.
This was taken Friday evening. He is pretty swollen. My brother sympathetically compared him to a Simpsons character.

Thankfully, the doctor said they will just come back down as they did when he first cut the teeth. We don't know how long that will take, but I don't care. No surgery. I'm just thankful my child won't be toothless for the next 5 years.

I would also like to think that - knowing this is the first of many accidents in his lifetime - I will handle the scare a little more calmly for my child's sake.

Friday, July 09, 2010

True Example of Love For My Son

Love is: Watching this video repeatedly every day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

15 months

15 months today.

A good view of the mullet wig on this one. Time for another haircut.

I'm so glad my dad bought me a really nice SLR camera to take all these pictures with. Or maybe I just stole his so that I can pretend to try and be a smidgen of a photographer.

H's newest words/phrases:
"He go" ("here you go" - handing you something)
"aga" ("again")
"an koo" ("thank you)
"anget" ("blanket")

H's newest actions:
Hitting some more

Yay for 15 months!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

What we lack in parenting, we make up for in patriotism.

The day started off fairly happy. We headed to the Liberty Fest parade. I knew Henson would love all the things with wheels. I was right.
There was plenty of:


Then the mood winds quickly began to change....

"Mom, can you seriously quit looking at the clowns in tiny cars, Star Wars characters in American flag boxers, 20 teeny bopper cheer club teams that don't cheer, flip or yell, and hundreds of vehicles with flashing lights that would normally be making me flip out with glee to notice that I am feeling warm, uncharacteristically whimpery, and just want to be held????"

But don't we look cute? Blue. Red. White. At the Liberty Fest parade even in the mist.

Fine, son. We will finally take you to the after hours clinic. But only after we left early from the parade to get you home for an early lunch and nap since you woke up at 6am. Except you wouldn't eat, wouldn't sleep. So we finally got the hint 3 hours later around 2:30pm.
I am genuinely sorry about that. But, I think you will agree that antibiotics are a God-send. And, that you looked super cute in your blue cabana shirt.