Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Poor Parenting...

This is a sad post. Poor little Ella and her terrible mother!
There is a chair in our bedroom that Ella is not allowed to climb on. Well, she was climbing on it and I wasn't paying attention and BAM! She tips the chair over and smashes to the ground! So I rush over and she is totally bawling! I pick her up and she looks fine, so I'm walking around trying to soothe her. I look down at my shoulder where she is crying and I'm covered in blood!!!!
This picture doesn't really do it justice. There was blood everywhere - the floor, the chair, me, Ella...
So I look in her mouth and her tooth is totally knocked loose! So I rush to the dentist where the dentist tells me:
"Well, teeth at this age are really resilient so it should be fine, just no hard foods, bottles, pacifiers, sippie cups, etc. If it isn't swollen in the next couple days, it'll be fine, just a little crooked, but if it starts getting swollen we have to pull it."
So I was a good parent adn didn't give her a bottle or anything. It was heartbreaking listening to her cry at bedtime and nap time 'cause she wanted a bottle. It's her only real "soother". Some kids suck on their thumbs or have blankets...Ella has her bottle. Little sweetie pie.
Well, a little while later, I noticed this on my dresser...

Yes, those are four little Ella-teeth marks. She slammed her teeth into the dresser!!!! SAD!!!!
Well, that was a couple of days ago, and her teeth are getting ALL better! The one front one is just a little crooker, but that's okay. She just has one scraggle-tooth, but its better than having NO tooth!! :)
So this entry is for all you moms or moms-to-be that have traumatic experiences with your children. :) It helps to know that other parents have had things like this happen, too!

6 comments:

The Taos said...

That sounds terrible! I have had many a scare like that in my days of parenting. Don't worry, it's bound to happen some time or another. I hope her teeth get better!

Katie said...

Oh! I'm so sorry! It's awful when those kinds of things happen. And you feel so awful afterwards. But it happens to all of us. And it makes us stronger. Those teeth marks are pretty impressive. She must be hard core.

Dan and Barbara said...

That was scary! I am glad she is ok now! :)
We are excited to be seeing you guys in December. We have marked our calendars already! :)

camillestuartbeau said...

I am in pain just looking at the teeth marks on the dresser. Glad she is ok!!

Megs25 said...

Oh man!

islandstories said...

Yikes! I have to give you credit for remaining calm. Hope she's feeling better now ;)