Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ellie May Clampett

June 11. Our first visit to the pediatric dentist. And then there were 17.While we were visiting in Salt Lake during May, my brother Kevin was playing with Ellie. We were all joking around about how she is a bit of a hill-billy. You know, with the mullet, never keeping her clothes on, and a dead tooth in the front that I had no clue how it ever got that way. So, while Kevin was tickling Ellie and playing with her, he happened to notice a huge abscess on her gums above the dead tooth. (Kevin is a dentist so I am sure he was enjoying the find). Kevin said I would have to get the tooth pulled. Can you imagine what I felt?!!!! My little girl without a front tooth?!!!! And to be honest, if it had happened to one of the boys, I think I would have been much more relaxed about the whole thing. But no, their teeth are fine. Except Jackson has a dead tooth too. And Noah is begging for one. He thinks they are the "coolest".

I had a couple different dentists look at her an
d tell me what they thought and it had to be done. The tooth came out.
So, while we were visiting in Pittsburgh for Jason's graduation, I made an appointment to get it out. Ellie was SUPER brave and so sweet. The dentist was pretty awesome too. She was so good with her and so patient. I went back with Ellie for the procedure and Ellie was talking up a storm to the dentist. She let her count her teeth and then it was time for the shot. Ellie felt it, and cried. And shortly thereafter, she gave the tooth a little tug and it was out. I will say Ellie was amazing even though she did cry her little heart out. She is only 2, and barely that.
For the first week or two it was all I noticed when I would look at her. But like all the moms told me, you won't even notice it. I don't know about not noticing it, but I actually don't mind it. Having a missing tooth suits Ellie. :) She is beautiful no matter how many teeth she has.

The tooth fairy came with some pretty fun things. Ellie loves Ariel and got a new Ariel beach towel, Ariel sunglasses, and Ariel flip flops. The tooth fairy is pretty awesome when you have to have a tooth pulled. I had to make that very clear to the boys. :)

16 comments:

Kari said...

Oh my gosh, she is so brave! I HATE going to the dentist. What a cute little girl, tooth or no tooth!

Libby said...

she is adorable! jack would be out of his mind scared- whimp!

Brooklet said...

it actually is really cute! It reminds me so much of the ellie from up, so cute!

And holy cow, toothfairy- that is a lot more than a quarter from my day!

Linda said...

Ellie is so cute and brave! I love how calm she was in the video. And I guess you have to feel grateful that it was just one tooth that needed to be pulled, and not something more serious.

I wish I had the same toothfairy when I was young!

Amy said...

I would say that Ellie handled this very well but what I think I'll say is that YOU handled this very well. I would have FREAKED out. Maybe that's the hygienist in me too, don't know. Awe!

Will & Cheyenne said...

I am so glad you are back updating! I've missed your blog! You are so busy, it's crazy!!

Sandy said...

I agree she is beautiful no matter what :-) Mayah actually just had her 2 bottom front teeth pulled. She was was asking for it to be done too b/c she's the only one in her class/age group who hasn't lost a tooth yet. The root on one of the teeth was an inch long so there was not way it was coming out on it's own...and the other's were growing in behind already. I thought I was going to pass out so I had to get a chair in the middle of it...I'm impressed you videoed it!

wackywilsons said...

Such a creative mama you are! Ellie is so cute...hill billy and all. I am glad you captured the moment.

Kaylene said...

She's too sweet. It made me a little sad that she had to have a tooth out already, she's so little! But she would be cute even if both her teeth were missing. :)

Elise said...

Ellie is just too cute even with a missing tooth! What a Brave little girl!

Here's the website for that Father's Day treat:
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2009/06/fast-food-fun.html
Cute idea but a major sugar overload.

Jennifer said...

Trust me when I say, I know exactly how you feel! I still notice Anna's, but it suits her too.

Gina said...

She is still so cute! Kids loose their teeth when they get Jackson's age anyway and for some reason it looks a whole lot cuter on a 2 year old little culy head girl.

Gina said...

P.S. The stakes are high for the toothfairy now! Holy cow! Beats my dollar from growing up!

JoDell said...

Wow! What a brave mom (and it sounds like Ellie did a great job, too :)!

Ellie looks adorable, and the missing tooth does suit her. What a cute girl! I can't believe how much she's grown!

Rachel said...

she's so cute no matter what. I love her little hair all combed out. lol. she is so stinking adorable.

Abbigail said...

Oh wow! Poor little thing. She is so beautiful. Kitty is going to the dentist this next week for the first time! Oops, didn't know you were supposed to take them so young. She is in for it I think.