Thursday, March 25, 2010
This morning Charley had a dentist appointment. Henry and I sat and watched...I was nervous...I wanted him to get a good report - for himself and for me, his mama. I hope that the teeth brushing skills we are instilling are good enough. I don't know much about dental hygiene etc...but I have never had a cavity and Charley hasn't yet either! Woo hoo! I heard the dentist and hygenist murmur several time "Look at these beautiful teeth." I know that a lot of it is heredity...probably all of it. But I am still thrilled and proud.
As Henry and I sat there I thought about that lovely little green lifesaver up there in the picture. It is Henry's first addiction. It is a big one. When he gets his hands on one of these his eyes get heavy and he just wants to curl up by me. Love it.
It soothes him when he is hurt or unhappy. So I decided to ask the dentist if he could peek at Henry's teeth to see if there as anything that would push us to end this addiction earlier than later. Charley quit when he turned two. Henry is 2 and 2 months and is still growing strong. Lately I have noticed Henry's tongue thrusting out when he makes some sounds...something I know can come from nuk use. The dentist took a quick look and assured me that asking him today was a very smart choice. He recommended that we quit now...his two year molars haven't come in yet and it is very good to quit before they come in. He also noticed some signs of nuk use from his teeth formation - AAHHHHHHH! Freaking out!
So sadly, with a knot in my stomach, we left the dentist, knowing that we need to end this "ukkie" use. So starting today folks - I AM VOWING TO ONLY USE IT AT SLEEP TIME! and from there we will wean him from it. We can do this. He will survive!
It was probably the hardest thing we had to get through with Charley. It took about a week. But he did it and doesn't remember it. Henry is becoming such a big boy.
IT. IS. TIME.
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