Ada’s Second Birthday & Wisdom Teeth
Fail Tooth removal is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:15. The Fail Tooth is a bony extraction because it’s impacted, the other two I think were labeled simple extraction.
Want to see my teeth? Fail Tooth is so obvious.
There’s actually a pocket underneath that impacted tooth on the bottom. (Right side of the picture, left side in my actual head.)
The pocket underneath has trapped infected food in it and it’s also causing a cavity on the healthy molar next to it.
Isn’t that just awesome?
This, my friends, is why when your mouth throbs you should not just ignore it for two years and pray it goes away…
Because one day it will throb so bad you’ll wake from a deep sleep sobbing and sweating, and the throbbing won’t stop until you pay someone to chop that sucker out of your head.
Thankfully (surprisingly!) our dental insurance covers the almost entire procedure except for a $50 deductible, and $49 shot of antibiotics they give during the surgery. I also have to pay 20% of the procedure cost. However since I’m not yet 26 (I will be in June!) I am still covered under my mom’s federal health insurance, and that covers a bit too, bringing the entire cost down to only $128 total.
I CAN AFFORD THAT!
They’re using IV sedation to knock me out. I’m a little nervous about that. I’ve had general anesthesia but never IV sedation. I guess it’s like twilight sleep where you’re awake but you don’t realize it or remember it. Kinda freaky.
I’m nervous about two things: throwing up (huge phobia!) and peeing my pants.
I mean really, what if I pee my pants while I’m in awake/asleep twilight land? Is that even a logical fear? I won’t be drinking 6 hours before the procedure, and Ada will have nursed all night, so I’ll certainly be dehydrated. I guess that makes it less likely.
I can guarantee nerves will make me have to poop 10,000 times though.
Maybe I am a freak. I have bodily function anxiety.
I don’t like loss of control. Twilight sleep is like the biggest loss of control EVER!
I’m trying not to think about that, or the recovery afterward. My parents are going to help me watch the girls. I think my dad is going to take me to the actual surgery. Tyler will be asleep after work, he can’t get up to take me after just getting home.
In other less nerve inducing news, Ada’s second birthday was on the 21st.
I can’t believe she’s two years old! That flew by. My sweet, fat baby is growing up. Soon I’m going to do a collage with one picture for each month of the past two years.
On her actual birthday we opened a couple of presents and just hung out. We had her birthday party the next day (Sunday) with family.
Here are the pictures from her birthday. I still have to upload the pictures from her party, along with the rest of the Easter pictures, and a few pictures from Christmas…haha.
Chocolate face! (The lighting in my house was horrible on her birthday, it was so cold and gray outside.)
She spent the day playing with Duck Face.
Singing to the duck…
We will forever remember that she was wearing Dora panties on her second birthday…haha.
Oh, I love her so much!
I *love* when the duck stretches tall and flaps its teeny tiny wings. It’s incredibly adorable.
Rosie was at my in-laws’ house, that’s why there are no pictures of her in this series, in case you were wondering.
Then Ada opened a couple birthday presents from us. We only got her a few things because we already have so many toys, and she was getting more stuff from family the next day at her party.
She got her own cash register and a scooter. We also got Rosie a scooter and gave it to her after Ada opened her gifts. We told Rosie it was an early birthday present. Her birthday isn’t until July, but we wanted her to be able to enjoy the scooter all summer and not have to wait until the end of July to get it.
Best/worst/scariest outtake EVER.
Tyler and I about died when it came up on the screen.
Here’s her cake. She wanted a choo choo train cake, she’s been talking about it for months.
My tooth was throbbing so I kept it simple. I ordered a plain sheet cake and then decorated it quickly with the train and tracks, and I wrote her name on it.
The Thomas train is actually a whistle that sounds like a real train. The tracks are pretzels with melted chocolate shook in cocoa powder. My stupid tooth hurt too bad to make a cake and decorate it. :(
Ada was thrilled with it anyway!
We didn’t eat it until the next day at her party. It’s chocolate cake with buttercream icing. It came from Sam’s club. Their cakes have awful ingredients, but they taste so delicious. Artificial noms for the win.
And the girls on their scooters:
We have Rosie’s meeting with the school to plan her speech therapy in an hour. I have to go feed my chickens, switch the laundry, and get us all ready to go! My mother-in-law is picking up the girls to watch them during the meeting.
Nervous about my wisdom teeth removal. Blah.