Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ambrose loses his first tooth

The other night, when I was brushing Ambrose's teeth, I noticed one of his bottom front teeth was extremely loose. So much so that I was worried about it falling out and him aspirating it. (Yikes!) I grasped the tiny tooth and it came right out. Thankfully, he didn't even seem upset.
He is not quite 3 1/2 yet. Teeth don't typically fall out until age 5 or 6. This happened to Sophia as well. I had noticed that one of her top teeth was loose and took her to the dentist. He thought she was very young for it, but the x ray showed the tooth had almost no root. He explained to me that the roots of baby teeth reabsorb allowing them to fall out. We kept an eye on her loose tooth for months and one day while checking it, one of the bottom front teeth, that I didn't even know was lose, fell right out. I believe it was the same tooth that Ambrose lost.
He is very protective of his mouth and doesn't like us brushing or even looking in his mouth, but I did investigate and found his top two front teeth also slightly loose. Oh boy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


My darling Angels put this ad in the paper on Valentine's Day. (They may have had a little help.) Isn't this wonderful?!!!!!

Brosie Good!

Little Ambrose is enjoying lots of walks in the warm weather, and more than anything, LOTS of hugs! He has been staying out of trouble. (i.e. the hospital) He has started having some very brief seizure activity, which hopefully is just a result of him outgrowing his med doses as they have not been adjusted for a very long time. He has been growing a lot. He is up to 29 lbs. We actually decreased his calories a few months ago, under Dr advice, and since doing so he has gained 3 lbs. He only gets 550 calories a day. (Pediasure and lots of water.) I'm not sure if he has grown in length. That is a tricky thing to measure due to his very tight hamstrings, which cause him to keep his legs bent. The Dr. increased his Lamictal dose and scheduled an EEG for next month, at which time he will also be getting an ultrasound to follow up on his kidney stones vs. calcification, and see several other Drs. as well.
Tomorrow, Ambrose will celebrate his Mommy's graduation from nursing school. (soon to return for more torture) and then Daddy's day, and then Mommy & Daddy's 20th anniversary!
(I was 9 I think.)