Tuesday, April 18, 2006

my poor baby

Gray, the "medium" kid, most definitely takes after his mommy. My husband often says it's downright scary how much alike we are. And though there may be one or two positive things he inherited, I'm afraid for the most part I've simply handicapped the poor little guy by passing along the wrong genes.
We're both emotional (though he more than me at this point). We're both creative. We're both perfectionistic and anal retentive. And, it now appears, we both have bad teeth.
Gray had his dental check-up today...and the news was BAD! Not one cavity, not two cavities, but three cavities! And two of them are enormous. So big, in fact, that the dentist wants him to go to a pediatric dentist to have them taken care of. The poor little fellow. Just doesn't seem fair. You should see him brush his teeth...he's just as meticulous as can be!
Our dentist referred us to a pediatric dentist with the highest of recommendations. Said she's incredible with kids. They gave us a pamphlet from her office. Her philosophy sounds wonderful. Gray's appointment is set for about 2 weeks from now. I sure hope all goes well. I'd hate for him to end up with my overwhelming fear of dental appointments...right now he still loves to go.
My check-up is tomorrow. Sure hope I fare better.

Quote of the day:
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." --Mark Twain


Dawn said...

Sorry about the dental woes!!! I certainly know that pain! Timmy is remarkably like me as well. I think he has 99% of my genes. I hope he has his dad's teeth. So far no cavities. I have a mouth full...and 8 crowns with about 8 more to go (along with two more root canals!).

I hope the pediatric dentist turns out to be a good experience.

take care,

me said...

Aw, poor little guy. Dental problems are so not fun. Hope catching things early will insure him a healthy dental future. My boy has his dad's teeth, thank goodness. The genes on my side bite (pardon the pun!) - both my parents and all my siblings had/have dentures. I still have my own with the help of crowns and implants.

Good luck!