27 February 2010

hard stuff.

this parenting business. some days I have to admit I don't think I'm cut for this (meaning I'm forever clueless and occasionally feel out of control.) I can't imagine how my mom did it with 4 kids. FOUR! in ginny's first 18 months I believe I've aged a good many years.

I'm looking and feeling a decade older since last wednesday. a typical and simple morning breakfast turned into complete chaos and panic. ginny was wearing some crapass pjs (a gift from SIL -- I should have known better.) and the feet were twice the proper size. while running across the floor with 2 toys in her hands she took a pretty big fall. she tripped on the pjs and landed flat on her face. there were some tears but after a few boo boo kisses and hugs all was "well" again. until we started to play with the ball...

she giggled in pure delight. then the HORROR! I immediately felt faint. I wanted to vomit. I started to cry. ginny's smile revealed 2 broken (not chipped) teeth! I thought I was dreaming. this couldn't be real. her two front teeth, perfect and pearly white, were no longer as I remember them. her sweet, sweet smile forever changed.

after a few nasty messages to the pedi's useless nursing line (they never call back) we raced off to the pedi dentist as an emergency. I hadn't even brushed my own teeth yet.
"that's a pretty bad break." nice dentist tells me.
"blah blah blah blah blah blah..."
that's all I remember.

later on, b spoke with nice dentist to get more "specific" details. because the nerves are so close to being exposed we will have the teeth "rebuilt" in 2 weeks. the bonding will protect what she has left. fortunately, the x-ray showed no visible damage to the adult teeth. thank god!

poor poor ginny (and poor mama.) this parenting business... hard stuff.


akoto said...

I can't even imagine! I'd be sending the bills to your SIL. ^.~

Joy said...

OH MY GOSH! I would have freaked out, too.
Thank goodness she handled it so well.
Ugh.. difficult business indeed!

lastchanceivf said...

Oh man, that poor little thing. But there she is, smiling away, completely oblivious!

I am glad they can 'fix' it--your little lady will have bonded baby teeth, how very tres chic. OK, just kidding there :)

KandiB said...

I'm totally dreading the first "big accident." I know it's on it's way soon. ugh. I just dread it. Yet it's inevitable, right?

It is good to remember, I suppose, that they are much more resilient than we.

Anonymous said...

So sorry she broke her teeth! I would be upset too. I've been through my own parenting woes. My son took a couple of potentially preventable falls and I went ahead with stitching to his lips in both cases that I now regret. I'm sure Ginny's teeth are going to look great and it's wonderful that they are just her baby teeth. I agree parenting can be very aging. :) Take care, Formerly NuHomemaker of thenest.com

Sara said...

Poor Ginny, and poor you! I'm glad that she is doing OK, anyway, but I can imagine how upsetting that must have been.

Anonymous said...

She is a cutie.

I have one 2.5 yr old and I see pics of me just after birth and I look better then than I do now! Ha! Parenting totally ages you(me). I feel like how Bill Clinton looked after a year in office. Ha