Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Charlie's Dental Visit

So today we finally got Charlie's teeth "fixed." We got up at 4:30 am and went to a surgery center. It took the dentist nearly 2 hours to do everything, but it's finally all taken care of. This was the first time for Charlie to be "under" with anesthesia, and he did pretty well. From the moment we got there until we were finally done, all he could say was, "I wanna go home." Thankfully, he was on a sedative that will help him not remember the incident, so hopefully he won't have aversions to the dentist or surgery in the future.

Chuck's parents came in and took care of Chance for me, which was a huge help. It's so nice to finally have that over with. And Charlie enjoyed not one, but TWO bowls of ice cream to celebrate teeth that won't abscess! Needless to say, he was bouncing off the walls by the afternoon.

So now, Charlie has "caps" on his two front teeth, which are whiter than the rest of his teeth, so he looks a little funny. I'll get a pic up soon of it. Hehehe.

And, to follow up with our big announcement, here are the two main questions I've been hearing:

"How are you feeling?"

Fine, amazingly. That is how this pregnancy is different. With both boys I knew I was pregnant because I was very cranky and tired. But not this time. I took a pregnancy test completely expecting it to be negative. I then waited until I could see the doctor before telling everyone because I wanted to make sure everything was ok. My thought was lack of symptoms = hormone problems. But God put my worries to rest when my doctor said I'm actually less likely to miscarry because I have a new cyst that's giving me extra pregnancy hormones. So I'm "super" pregnant! Ha! So I have no clue why I'm not irritable and tired, but I'm not complaining, either. ;)

"Why does Chuck have the same shirt on in both birth pics?"

Because I wanted a "relaxed" feeling in the delivery room. And yes, he'll be wearing it again in March! heheh.

I want to say "Thank You" to everyone who has replied with many well wishes and congratulations. It's been so encouraging to know so many care! It's been a great joy today to get sweet messages in the midst of dealing with a groggy and irritable Charlie. :)

1 comment:

Angie said...

Comment from Stacia Crafton:

I'm so glad Charlie came threw okay. I know you are glad to have that over and done with. I'm just happy you survived the last couple of weeks without anything major happening.