Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dentist Visit




Today, Cecelia went to the dentist for the first time...we had been dreading it because not many of her experiences with doctors are very pleasant, especially those who work in her mouth...But she did well...a few tears, a lot of anxiety, but then she just decided to it seemed ok and let the hygienist check and clean her teeth...and the dentist too...the good news is that the little brown spots I saw on two teeth are related to her cleft and are not cavities...and that she also has no other cavities!!!! This is incredible as many of the kids from China have terrible teeth from poor nutrition, both prenatally and while in the orphanages...the bad news is that she is missing 3 baby teeth and the adult teeth are not there either...so, after her gum-line transplant, she will need implants...


She was so proud of herself and especially of the Sleeping Beauty toothbrush she received!

3 comments:

Roberta said...

No cavities - that's a big hooray, Cecelia! Maybe next time you can get a Little Mermaid toothbrush! Helaina

jwhitacre said...

Yay Cecelia!! She is just so adorable!!

Jon Belanger said...

No cavities!! That's great!! Take it from your big brother - who has had a lot of dentist experiences - dentists are no fun, but cavities are worse!

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance.

The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.

Ballet Class

Ballet Class
How many years do you think it will take for my leg to reach that bar?

The Cutest Ladybug in the World

The Cutest Ladybug in the World
Cecelia is going to be a ladybug for Halloween and she just loves her costume. She will wear it on every occasion she can. This was one day in our little homeschool. I love this picture so much. And of course I love the little ladybug in it the most!

Apple picking, pumpkins, and calves...fall fun

Apple picking, pumpkins, and calves...fall fun
Collin, Cecelia and her little friend Sofia spent a day picking apples, pumpkins and visiting calves...Fall fun!

feeding a calf

Cecelia enjoyed picking this pumpkin until her fingers touched the dirt!...catch the LOOK!

dance class

dance class
ballet sure works up your thirst!

Two Little Ballerinas

Two Little Ballerinas
Cecelia and her friend Meilyn

A Day at the Zoo

A Day at the Zoo
Cecelia and some friends met at the zoo last week for a really fun day. Here are a few pictures. I must confess that I forgot to bring my camera so these pictures are courtesy of Jonni, mommy to Cecelia's friend Sofia!

Cecelia and her friends: Helaina, Sofia, Cecelia, and Meilyn

here's looking at you

here's looking at you
one of my favorite pics of the summer

how's my flexibility?

how's my flexibility?

stretching

stretching

attitude

attitude

All set for college

All set for college

cecelia grace

cecelia grace

happiness is a blowup pool and sunshine!

happiness is a blowup pool and sunshine!

the big pool!

the big pool!

Cecelia at Ben and Jerry's in Vermont - one week after surgery!

Cecelia at Ben and Jerry's in Vermont - one week after surgery!

Cecelia and Dolly in the hospital

Cecelia and Dolly in the hospital

12 hours after surgery

12 hours after surgery

Cecelia in recovery

Cecelia in recovery

Bad hair day - take three

Bad hair day - take three

Bad hair day - take two

Bad hair day - take two

Bad hair day - take one

Bad hair day - take one

Swinging in Vermont

Swinging in Vermont

Side walk chalk is the best!

Side walk chalk is the best!

Is this how you cast out?

Is this how you cast out?

Cecelia and Dad fishing

Cecelia and Dad fishing

Cecelia and the beautiful peacock

Cecelia and the beautiful peacock

In Tilly's flower bed

In Tilly's flower bed

making American" pizza...Cecelia and Tilly

making American" pizza...Cecelia and Tilly

Heidelberg

Heidelberg
Cecelia and Collin climbed the entire mountain to get to the castle

Tilly and Cecelia

Tilly and Cecelia

Still in Mosbach

Still in Mosbach

Collin and Cecelia in Mosbach

Collin and Cecelia in Mosbach

On our way to Germany!

On our way to Germany!

here is my latest quilt in the background

here is my latest quilt in the background
"the quilting helper"

some "new "stitches from my helper

some "new "stitches from my helper

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
our beautiful baby

I love jelly beans!

I love jelly beans!

collin loves them too!

collin loves them too!

I need some more!

I need some more!

ut oh where are they?

ut oh where are they?

all gone......and I am sad

all gone......and I am sad

my brother doesn't like me to cry...

my brother doesn't like me to cry...

I love my brother

I love my brother

It's My Birthday!

It's My Birthday!

My birthday cake

My birthday cake

two candles for Cecelia and one for good luck!

two candles for Cecelia and one for good luck!

will I be this tall?

will I be this tall?

I love this toy!

I love this toy!

nothing like a bath in the sink on a cold winter's night in Vermont

nothing like a bath in the sink on a cold winter's night in Vermont

new cousins- Juleigh and Cecelia with Juleigh's daddy- Uncle Freddie

new cousins- Juleigh and Cecelia with Juleigh's daddy- Uncle Freddie

this is winter!

this is winter!

the cabin in February

the cabin in February

out the front window- check out the swingset to get an idea of how much snow there is!

out the front window- check out the swingset to get an idea of how much snow there is!

a bit of space at the end of the driveway

vermont in the winter

vermont in the winter
Mt. Killington

hmmmm..a new bike!

hmmmm..a new bike!

I am almost two!

I am almost two!

I'll share!

I'll share!

what else is there in life...gummies and Chinese New Year!

what else is there in life...gummies and Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

I love when two year olds discover their pockets!

I love when two year olds discover their pockets!

Hadley is the next victim...oops, I mean playmate

Hadley is the next victim...oops, I mean playmate

I am so happy!

I am so happy!

Cecelia, Carly, and Meilyn

Cecelia, Carly, and Meilyn
friends!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

I am too cute!

Cecelia and Riley waiting for the school kids to arrive

some of my favorite toys!

"What did you want me to write?"

my favorite blankie!

how can I look mad and adorable at the same time?

our baby with her baby

what a wonder...

Cecelia at Christmas 2

Cecelia at Christmas 2007

Cecelia at 19 months old

Cecelia at 1 year

Cecelia 1 year old