Monday, February 15, 2010

All I want for Valentine's Day is my Two Front Teeth!

Well, Jenelle finally lost her two front teeth, and of course there is a great story to go with it. On Saturday, Jenelle and I were out and about doing lots of errands and enjoying the sun. While running errands, we stopped to have lunch at Baja Fresh. It's times like this where I get to enjoy moments of feeling normal with Jenelle. I was able to order off the menu at Baja Fresh for Jenelle (a bean and cheese burrito for me, and beans and rice for her) and we ate outside enjoying the sun. We had already been to a couple of stores, and I knew Jenelle's patience was going to run out soon.

Our second to last stop was Target. I had a few things to get, so we spent a bit of time up and down the aisles. All of a sudden, Jenelle started crying. Thinking her patience was done and this was her typical tantrum, I ignored the crying and screaming and continued to shop. After a few minutes, I felt a tap on my shoulder. A kind woman quietly tapped on my shoulder and said, "Excuse me, but your little girl is bleeding!" Yes, I am a bad mommy. I was ignoring Jenelle's cries thinking it was nothing to eventually be told by another customer that she was actually injured.

Once I realized where the blood was coming from, I knew she was OK. Jenelle finally took care of that pesky loose tooth when she was biting on her wheelchair arm. It was still hanging in her mouth, so I pulled it out and ran to the Pharmacy where they gave us towels and a bag to keep the tooth. Jenelle was quite upset - I'm assuming it hurt, and she doesn't quite understand shy she lost a tooth. Eventually she calmed down and we were able to make our last stop at the grocery store without incident.

The next day, Jenelle was very giggly. In the afternoon as I was changing her diaper, I noticed the second front tooth was gone. No blood, no tooth. I assume she swallowed it.

So that was our weekend. Last night Jenelle was all giggles and smiles and I got a great photo of her missing teeth. Here she is...

I love this photo. You can see the sheer joy in her face as Jenelle was in the process of "jumping" when I snapped this photo. She is such a wonderful girl!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for continued prayers. We'll keep you posted!


Nature Girl said...

I would call you many many things, but "bad mommy" isn't even close to the top 100! (all good things of course) :)
Jenelle looks so happy in these photos..yay for another milestone/ childhood rite of passage.

Tonie Auer said...

Woo hoo! Go Jenelle. I have been a bad mommy, too, so don't feel bad!!!

Anonymous said...

And she is quite beautiful, too. Like her mom.