So I got my wisdom teeth out two and a half weeks ago. After the first week, I was having pain in a weird place and something was poking my tongue, so I thought something might be off and went back in. Turns out that according to the dentist, when they took out my impacted tooth, the jaw bone got stretched out and was poking out into my mouth. He said to give it time and then maybe they could try and shave it down or something if it didn't get better. I saw another dentist for a second opinion and he numbed me up and tried pushing the bone back into place (he also pulled out a bone spur which is why it was so pointy) but that didn't work so he recommended seeing an oral surgeon vs. the original dentist because the spot is too close for comfort to my facial nerves. Anyways.....It hurts like crap, I can't eat anything solid without being in so much pain and I don't want to pay anymore money for oral surgery. I'm pretty frustrated. Sorry-very long dental saga.
The Olympics. My Canadian pride is just bursting. I have commissioned my mom to go to The Bay and get me some of their gear (the toques and mitts are the best) so I can just sit and watch curling it in or something. The other night I stayed up past midnight cheering on the Canadian slope style snowboarder like he was my own brother (All of the sudden I was SO invested in slope style and looking up things like triple corks) and then feeling legitimately depressed when he was so robbed in the finals. Seriously, we all know it. #McMorrisforgold!
A date. Ben and I haven't been out by ourselves for a long time. Everett may or may not be a stage 5 clinger and so it is basically impossible to leave him with anyone while he is awake. This Valentines weekend, Ben has to work, so kind of a bummer but all I really want is some Dove chocolates and a future date plan for my favorite kind of night out-dinner and a movie (after Everett's asleep of course-we are whipped.)
Everett's first birthday!! I can't even believe he will be one in two weeks. We are planning a little ice cream get together (Everett LOVES ice cream but I think he may be allergic..hmm...) I want to go freaking all out pinterest motherboy on this shin-dig, but the husband and the budget won't allow. It will be simple and fun but you know I want to see Everett destroy a cake with his face! I have also been really nostalgic for the last year as it gets closer. I am putting together a 'one year book' for him and making a little video of all our home videos. Ben says I am setting a very high standard for our future children. I will show you the book and video when I am done!
Weaning. I know I am ready to start the process of weaning Everett from breastfeeding. I am looking forward to the little bit of increased freedom I will have. (I have never been away from him longer than 3 hours since he was born, and that has only been twice) I just don't know if Everett is ready? My main concern is he will never sleep again, because that is basically the only way he will go down and he has never been very good at a bottle. Should I go straight to whole milk? A bottle or a sippy cup? Do I give him a bottle in the middle of the night when he wakes up now? How much milk will he need? I need to read up on it, do any of you have weaning tips that helped?