Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Where *Was* I Yesterday??
From there it was a run to the vet with Ron and Ellie and then to the pediatrician. We got a quick stop at home for lunch and then were out the door to get Lil so we could head to the orthodontist. Ellie finally got a nap around 3:30 or so and then I got her up around 4:45 so we could head back to the vet's to get Ron. Needless to say I didn't get dinner cooked and I was a knackered mess and ready for bed by 6:00.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've not been sleeping well, and now I have a cold on top of everything else so I was utterly blitzed by the time the girls were in bed last night.
Ron came through her surgery with flying colors and was more than happy to be reunited with Pablo (until he commenced to erm, physically displaying his affection for her). She's been chilling today, but eating and drinking so I'm sure she's going to be fine. Pablo is still one head twisted little bun. Dr. B says to give it a bit more time. We'll see.
Ellie had a great appointment. I forgot that when they get to two they stop stripping them nakey to weigh them. With her clothes on and a soggy cloth diaper, Beanie weighed in at a whopping 22 pounds which puts her in the almost 3rd percentile for weight. Woo hoo! ;o) She's growing on her curve, though, and Dr. Jen knows Lily and her growth, so she's not worried. Since I can't get Beanie to drink the Boost, she suggested mixing it with her milk. Ahhhhh. Now why didn't I think of that? She has chugged three cups of milk mixed with Boost and a little chocolate. It's a sneaky way to get in a few extra calories.
She's 32.5" tall, putting her in the 17th percentile for height. There are no concerns about autism or any developmental problems which is good. (I don't remember doing any autism screening forms with either Han or Lil so this is new to me).
I mentioned El's meanness (her biting, hair pulling, headbutting, etc. and laughing about it) and Jen suggested putting her in her room with the door closed for two minutes. I've done timeout but this is so much better. It completely removes her from the rest of us, and since what she is craving is attention, she won't be getting it. I have to say, nothing is more infuriating than reprimanding a child and having them laugh in your face. Gr. This will help with that as well.
Ellie has also been put on Miralax now. Yet another thing to mix in her milk. Given her bathroom troubles, this is most likely a good thing. I wish we didn't have to do it, but anything to make going to the bathroom easier is a good thing. We don't want her to associate using the potty with pain or difficulty and this should help with that.
They were so good with her! (As an aside, they must not get very many young ones in there as they were utterly smitten with Miss Bean.) I liked Dr. W very much--he is open and friendly and funny and good with kids.
He took one look at Lil's photos and x-rays (and a quick peek in her mouth) and saw the problem immediately (as well he should, given his profession). He said we are going to do nothing about it right now--no teeth pulling or anything else. He said he's seen this before and while not common, it's not uncommon either. She'll continue to lose teeth at a rather rapid rate and he expects her two year molars to fall out a good 3-5 years early. Super. Therein lies the rub. Her jaw is so tiny and her adult teeth so big they are filling in the holes of two baby teeth instead of the single space they are allotted. Drat. When those 2 year molars pop out she'll need to get a space maintainer to hold those spots in reserve for the adult teeth that won't be coming in for another two years.
He expects she'll be having orthodontia of one variety or another by the time she's in the third grade, and braces by fifth or so.
At any rate, he was pleased with Dr. D's proactive referral and with us for taking it seriously (how could I not? He said it's crazy the number of teeth the child has lost in such rapid succession). I guess I better start saving those pennies now...;o)
1. Cooler temps. I've not turned on the a/c yet!! I'm holding out for May gosh darnit.
2. Check out these photos I found yesterday when looking for Lil's 2 year stats (which I couldn't locate, drat it all):
3. TJ's. LOVE me some TJ's. I picked up the prettiest tulips as a pick-me-up of sorts today.
4. This came Friday but I forgot to share--I received the loveliest little bar lotion from my friend Amy. Unexpected packages are the best. Remember getting them in college? There was NOTHING better than that orange slip in your mailbox--especially if it was for YOU and not for one of your boxmates. :o)
5. Christy and I mixed it up today, running for shorter bursts, but doing more of them. We did 3 12 minute miles. I was pretty impressed with us. We're getting there, slowly but surely. :o)
6. I've signed up Carlos to do the mowing this summer. I don't mind it when it's cool outside, but when we get to the peak of summer? GAH!
7. My R.E.M. Pandora station--it's like reliving high school and college. Ahhhh.