Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Rambley Family Update - Teeth, Sleep and Other Significant Stuff...

  • Kellen had his first dentist appointment. I was sure he had cavities. Dentist said his teeth are great! The discoloration is apparently the minerals in our water here. I don't know what the little indent/hole was that I was sure was a cavity. It's the biggest relief! We don't have to go through an ordeal of a 3 year-old getting fillings. Don't have to spend the $, since we have no coverage right now.
  • Lanelle almost has 2 molars through. I almost took her to emergency one night. I couldn't believe how big the ugly red "ball" in the back of her mouth had gotten. The searching I did online made me believe it was a cyst that was somewhat normal and would resolve on its own. (Any comment here Monica??) I started giving her Advil at night. It does look better and I can see tooth now.
  • Sometimes I think who cares to hear this trivial news. But this is the stuff that changes my everyday life. I knew I was a little stressed about Kellen's teeth and appointment, but the relief I felt when it was over made me realize how much it was bothering me. I was feeling so guilty about how his teeth looked. Lanelle had started sleeping through the night, for about 4 nights before the molars starting moving in. I felt like a new person. When the serious night issues began again, the decline in the quality of life was significant. I am so forgetful again and find it incredibly hard to focus myself lately.
  • I forgot about stamp club last night. I totally missed it!
  • I burned the banana bread I made last night. Yep, totally forgot about it!
  • I dressed the kids this morning, even though it was pajama day at the sitters. I had even looked at the calendar last night and reminded myself about it.
  • I love Lanelle's new Bamboozle diapers. I couldn't believe the amount of disposable diapers I was buying since being back at work. I never thought the sitter would do cloth, but when I mentioned it one day she even seemed excited to try. She did admit to not liking the pinning part of my diapering system. So, I bought Bamboozles and would recommend them to anyone.
  • When I sat down here to write, there was more things on my mind, but...I forget, of course.
  • Kellen's preschool had a supper and party tonight. I really love the program he is in.
  • We got a Franklin book last week from the library. Kellen has wanted that book every night since. Tonight I would read the first half the sentence and Kellen could finish almost everyone! It was so cute. I was having a hard time getting through it, cause I kept giggling. I'd tell you some of the funnies, but I think you'd have to hear him say it with his funny speech to get it.
  • Kellen has a serious obsession with the 6 yr old neighbour girl, Tia. He is always watching for her out the front window and has to go out to play with her if he sees her. We were headed out for a walk down to the co-op when she came outside. He had a meltdown cause he wanted to stay and play with her. He was yelling repeatedly down the street from the stroller, "but Tia is better than the Co-op!" Her mom enjoyed that story today.
  • Ian and I have had a lot of moments lately that make us feel like we are right where we are suppose to be. Something I have felt incredibly thankful for. It's such a good feeling.
  • Thats all, I'm going to bed now that the diapers are in the dryer. It's been fun to remember the things that I am thankful for (healthy teeth!) and things that have made me laugh. Night.

1 comment:

Monica said...

I'm so relieved for you that Kellen didn't have cavities! And yes, Lanelle's bump is pretty normal with erupting teeth and nothing to worry about besides the fact that it could be uncomfortable. Sometimes it will even bleed quite a bit when it bursts, but still nothing to worry about.

I enjoy reading your random tidbits, and realizing I'm not the only one who forgets stuff when sleep deprived! Oh, and we bought Linaya some baby legs yesterday because she likes Gianna's so much.