On the road..

 To recovery.  I cannot tell you how relieved I am to have this blasted surgery over with! Sometimes the fear of something is worse than the actual event.
I was nervous yesterday morning as we were driving to the appt and especially when they called my name. I started shaking when they were giving me the novocaine shots and fell like I was going to pass out for a minute! The worst part was just the pain of the shots and hearing the cracking of my teeth as they got ripped out.
So disgusting. I heard that sound in my head over and over again yesterday. Shudder. Today I am sore and have some discomfort if I don’t take my ibuprofin regularly but it is nowhere near as bad as my gum graft.
Ben stayed home today to help me, which I really appreciated! He’s a nice guy and I think I’ll keep him:)
I did get to keep my teeth (I know that’s gross) because I knew the boys would like to see them. They couldn’t believe how big they are! I couldn’t either actually… Too bad the tooth fairy won’t leave me money for these! They’re worth big bucks:)
Before I sign off, enjoy phone pics of my very busy little bee…
Loving pulling all the way up on “her” box!

 And her newest feat is climbing. We are so in trouble.

She makes such a mess of my books and loves every minute of it!


Quick Update

Just wanted to let you know that all went well. I only have a small bit of wisdom left in me, in the form of my “dangerous” tooth that I’m too old to have out:)

Keeping up on the drugs and resting and thankful that the surgery wasn’t nearly as bad as the gum graft last year.

Oh and a huge answer to prayer was that the dr coded my surgery as a regular tooth extraction so I only had to pay half of the original amount I was told! Such a blessing to us right now .

More tomorrow…..

Ode to Teeth

 Twas the night before surgery and all through the house
The children were sleeping and Morton the Mouse.
The teeth in my mouth were brushed with great care,
In preparation for the big dentist’s chair.
The pantry was stocked and the medicine filled,
For me who will sit for the surgeon so skilled.
I ask you to lift up a prayer for me
That I may live life in wisdom tooth-less harmony.
With remembrance of last year, the part that I dread
Is the way I will hunger for steak and for bread.
My drama is now coming to a quick close
Now tell me what you think of my prose?
HKT (copyrighted 2011). This could be famous.
 Some pictures I took a couple weeks ago on my phone. This was the first day Z earned his bike! He very happily rode it around and around the park with a big smile on his face:)
BTP (before tire puncture) Samuel was just gaining confidence on his bike then and took a big spill that shook him up. I encouraged him to get back up and try again and after awhile, he mustered up the little strength he had and hopped back on! That’s my boy!

And Baby Monster was busy as usual paying no attention to the camera! I just thought she looked so sweet in her hat and pink shirt;)
I’ll be sure to let you know how thing go tomorrow and really would appreciate a quick prayer as my mind tends to run away with me and I get pretty nervous….

A little Wisdom

Well, I survived today! I get so nervous before I go to dr’s appointments. I don’t know what in the world I expect….probably that they’ll tell me I’m dying of a rare disease they’ve never heard of…but it usually turns out fine;) I may or may not suffer from slight hypochondriacism.
May or may not, I said.
Anyhoo, I do have to have my wisdom teeth removed. Or two of them to be specific. I only have three and the only bottom one is completely sideways and will never come in but apparently I am too old to have it removed.
I told you I was old!!!
You have more chances of complications if you are 30 and up like nerve damage to your chin and mouth. Fun stuff like that. So, the dentist said we will leave that one alone unless absolutely necessary and remove the top two that are partially through. The one that is causing me to feel like I got punched in the jaw is growing into my cheek muscles/jaw bone and causing an ulcer…hence the discomfort! I have an antibiotic and special rinse to use til surgery.
Now we try to figure out how to make this work…
The night ended well though. The whole family went to Samuel’s t-ball game tonight! He was SO excited for the game (a complete turn around from last week) and proud to have us with him. He started out a little slow and hung back but then he warmed up and it was so cute to see how seriously he takes it!
He hit the ball the first time every time (they’ve been doing it with a T but will try coach’s pitch next week) and caught some grounders (look at me with all my baseball lingo!!) and threw them really well!
He really has a good arm and has improved so much in the past few weeks! I got some really cute pictures that I’ll share tomorrow.
While he was playing and Ben was helping to coach, Zakkai, Eliana and I sat in the grass and watched. Actually I did most of the watching. Zakkai was trying to alternately pick-up and squish ants and Eliana was trying to eat grass:)
We celebrated with some McD’s ice cream cones afterwards! I’m pretty sure that’s the only reason Zakkai came along…..

I ended the night with a workout at the Y! I really have to push myself to go because I.do.not.like.to.exercise.

But I always feel soooo much better after I do:) This is really my first time going into an actual gym with real machines and real people instead of hiding away with my dvd’s at home. I like hiding. It’s much less scary!

And now I leave you with an adorable glimpse into the world of Zakkai. Enjoy this little clip of him playing his guitar and singing a song. He was downstairs by himself and when I heard him singing, I snuck downstairs to capture him on video:)
So cute!!