July 30, 2012

Holy Moly …


{Picture by my sister’s iPhone}

Feel free to kiss your computer screen.  I kiss this little neck of my Owlie EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  It’s the sweetest spot and I’m so glad my sister caught it on camera.

Just when I think things are going to get back to normal around here, they don’t.

We had a great weekend with my sister, niece and nephew. But there’s always a certain transition period after house guests leave.  Clean up.  Laundry.  Withdrawal symptoms. It’s not always fun.  And it’s never as fun as the visitors were.

I have accepted the fact that I have a very wacky life right now.  Yesterday’s wackiness included me having a mole cut off my body, me finding out I don’t have a tumor in my ear/brain/head {YAY!} and me making an emergency visit to the dentist with Owlie whose front tooth suddenly turned brown.

Not sad about the mole.  It was time for it to go and it was in a really awkward place! Still, it’s always a little odd getting something sliced off your body.

Super happy about the non-tumor news. Talk about relief washing over me. My doctor was so sweet when he called me.  Seriously, I think I might adopt him as my fill-in grandpa. He pats me on the head when I’m in his office and tells me I’m a great mom.

But the tooth news is making me really, really sad. 

About four months ago Owlie tripped on the sidewalk and landed teeth first, bloodying his lip and bruising his gum.  Luckily, we happened to be with our orthodontist at the time.  He took a look at it and told us to keep an eye on it.  It healed up pretty quickly and I thought we’d dodged a bullet for sure.

But today I noticed it was discoloring and I was bummed.  The dentist has confirmed that his tooth is dead.  It may stay the color it is.  It may get darker.  It could even turn a purplish/blue.  And it won’t come out until the permanent tooth is ready to come in which could be three or four years.


I know it’s just a tooth.  I know it’s vanity.  But this is my baby. And he has such a cute little mug.  His smile is awesomeness.  So I’m having a little tooth mourning issue.

Weird day, right? 

I asked the Hubby when our life was going to be normal again.  He said maybe this is normal. 

Okay. I want abnormal.

How about you?  Are things pretty normal right now?


Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

Oh Sam. I long for your normal. And I'll call you soon. I was literally on the phone all day long putting out various fires.

Ronalin said...

Why do you make me laugh...maybe because I feel relief that someone has an "normal" life too, like me. You are amazing and I am sooo happy to hear about your news with the tumor doctor. Love you friend! Owlie will always be as cute as ever. I had a brownish front tooth for a while too as a child. Dang those rocks or concrete floors that get in our way when we trip!

The Queen Vee said...

Owlet and Papa are having a tooth bonding experience. Brown tooth, blue tooth, no tooth they are still both goodlooking guys.

Very happy about your test.

Travis is right, your life is normal.....just go with the flow and enjoy the ride.

Apis Melliflora said...

I understand your tooth mourning completely.

Thrilled about your awesome brain!

Normal....what's that? The Hubby got it right.

Loved spending time with all of you! We are in withdrawal too.

Elise said...

My life is so not normal...I had to take 3 of the 4 kiddies to the doc yesterday for weird random issues. I heard him say, "wow, THAT is impressive" at least twice. (Sigh)
Great news from your doc though, I bet that was nerve racking. Good luck with the new normal.

Tobi said...

I'm happy to hear about the no tumor news. That is always excellent. But what's next? What is causing your sudden nerve death and permanent hearing loss? I'm very, very curious.

At 13 weeks my belly button is already rising from it's hidey hole. It shouldn't be doing that yet. Right? I suppose my body is making way for the baby no matter how fast or slow I think it should be going.

Aiketa said...

I am so happy to hear about the no-tumor news! :D :D
But sorry about Owlie's tooth, but at least it's something temporary and not permanent... I know now 3 or 4 years seems a lot of time, but focus on the part that someday he will have a new awesome white tooth there!

I wish you to start to have an abnormal life again soon!
All my love Sam!!!