Ellie

Ellie is rapidly eclipsing us in terms of her memory. At least, for those things she actually wants to remember. If you ask her why she hit her brother, the answer will be, "I don't know." But yesterday, I asked her what she wanted for dessert, and she said, "Ice cream." I didn't think we had any ice cream, but she quickly reminded me that we had new ice cream, the chocolate kind that we got from Trader Joe's. And wouldn't you know it, she was spot on, we had gotten chocolate gelato from Trader Joe's a couple of days earlier, and I had forgotten. Today, Lisa was trying to convince Ellie that she should have pizza tomorrow for lunch, but Ellie reminded Lisa that we are going to Two Amy's for our anniversary dinner tomorrow night and she didn't want to have pizza for lunch and dinner.
Smart kid, when she wants to be.

Ellie had her first dentist's visit yesterday, to get that tooth checked out, as I mentioned recently. I suppose it could have gone worse. She could have bit the dentist's finger, cried bloody murder, etc. Instead, she steadfastly refused to open her mouth for a solid 15 minutes. Finally, after exhausting all positive motivators, I pried her mouth open with my own fingers, and the dentist was able to get a look. He said that it looks like she didn't have a good enamel covering on that part of her tooth, perhaps caused by a slight chipping of the tooth some time ago. However, since it's squarely on the side of the tooth, it's a difficult filling, and since she didn't want to open her mouth in the first place, probably not worth the effort to fill.
Ellie was really super nervous about the visit, but she did warm up to the hygienist after we were done, so hopefully that bodes well for future visits. Since I have open enrollment coming up in July, I'll be sure to get Ellie on our dental plan, even though yesterday's visit only cost us about $30. We will have to start taking her for regular cleanings later this year, and hopefully they will go better than this first visit.

Ellie has never been a fan of brushing teeth. She protests nearly nightly at the ordeal. Well, she's about to get a lesson on why you need to brush your teeth, because it looks like she already has her first cavity.
She's had a tender spot on her bottom right rear molar, but we've never noticed anything wrong with it before. The top surface of the tooth is fine. But last night, while brushing her teeth, I caught a glimpse of something brown, and took a closer look. It didn't come off with brushing, though it didn't hurt her particularly either. It doesn't look good to my untrained eye, like something rotten for sure. My nephew Austin had to have a cavity filled AND a root canal already, so I've been hitting my brother up for advice. Hopefully we don't have to go through anything as crazy as that. Our appointment is for Thursday.
Naturally I didn't put Ellie on our dental insurance for this year, since the dentist said she could probably wait another year. Thanks for that. Our open enrollment is in July, so she'll be getting on for sure then.

Ellie has never been a fan of brushing teeth. She protests nearly nightly at the ordeal. Well, she's about to get a lesson on why you need to brush your teeth, because it looks like she already has her first cavity.
She's had a tender spot on her bottom right rear molar, but we've never noticed anything wrong with it before. The top surface of the tooth is fine. But last night, while brushing her teeth, I caught a glimpse of something brown, and took a closer look. It didn't come off with brushing, though it didn't hurt her particularly either. It doesn't look good to my untrained eye, like something rotten for sure. My nephew Austin had to have a cavity filled AND a root canal already, so I've been hitting my brother up for advice. Hopefully we don't have to go through anything as crazy as that. Our appointment is for Thursday.
Naturally I didn't put Ellie on our dental insurance for this year, since the dentist said she could probably wait another year. Thanks for that. Our open enrollment is in July, so she'll be getting on for sure then.