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The prophecy didn’t say anything about this!

October 30, 2011

Lady G had her first major accident last night – fell over and chipped and loosened her front teeth on the bath while having her shower, so she’s looks like a Gelfling from The Dark Crystal this morning (poor Duckface!), and we’re on a month-long wait to see if she’s going to lose the teeth entirely, or whether they will manage to hold on in there.

The emergency dentist last night (and some pedi-dentist links from the web) suggest that baby teeth handle this sort of trauma better than permanent teeth, but it’s still a worry given her permanent teeth won’t come in for another 4-5 years – that’s a long time without them in terms of eating and speaking, let alone the cosmetic impact.  So we wait and see, and meantime she’s on a diet of soft food for the next few days until her gums firm up enough to keep her teeth in place.

I can’t get over the feeling of how fragile she is this morning. Other than feeling like her mouth is ‘stuck’ she seems unaware and is charging around eating and dancing and running as normal, while I’m finding it really hard not to want to be following around with a large mattress in case she tips over again.

I have to confess I’m angry with The Baron as he was on watch and had turned to get a towel – I know it could have very easily been me and it’s an accident and all, but I just want to be mad at someone! This is probably just the first of many broken bones and scars to follow for both kids, and he’s feeling horribly guilty and I don’t mean to blame him, I’m sure it’s just stress about what will happen to her over the next few weeks.

Mad pregnancy hormones though – I held it together while comforting her and managing to find an emergency dentist at 8pm on a Sat night, getting there and all through her checkup, and then lost it in the car ride on the way home.

Whereas The Bee was cool as a cucumber once she got over the initial pain, and was quite happy chatting to the registrar about how Daddy was parking the car, and singing Turkle Turkle Little Star in the back seat to and from.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2011 8:36 am

    It happens, my son did it and we don’t even know how. You need a crowbar and three adults to get into his mouth. We think it was when he fell on the sidewalk, but it could have been during his awesome Bang My Head On The Floor phase. He dentist said it was ok. He has not had any problems, though it is a little disconcerting to see the chip front and center.

  2. November 1, 2011 8:41 am

    Poor duckface. But still very cute!
    The Baron is probably feeling worse about it than you! I’ve been thinking this week how glad I am that I didn’t blow up at the Tall Guy like I wanted (and would have, if we hadn’t had company!) to over some little thing that happened, because an hour later we got the call about his brother. Life’s too short for anger xx

  3. katery permalink
    November 2, 2011 6:55 am

    aw, poor little bee! i hope her mouth is feeling better and those teeth stay right where they are.

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