My #Daughter…the #DentalSurgery Superstar!

On Tuesday, my daughter had dental surgery to pull four baby teeth that were in the way of her adult teeth coming in. We went to the pre-op the week before and she had been voicing a lot of nerves and anxiety around the whole procedure. After the pre-op appointment, those fears were gone…her biggest concern was that she wasn’t going to be able to eat breakfast the morning of her surgery. She even “warned” me that she would be eating more for the few days before her surgery to “make up” for not having breakfast that morning. 😉

 

The morning of her surgery, she was in great spirits. We had to check in an hour and a half before her surgery time so we read a book, she played with the other kids in the waitroom, and she was really proud when she built a “person” (the red at the bottom are the high heels – lol!) and a tree:

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She was even in great spirits when she wrestled with her housecoat that was “attacking” her:

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We even got to have some cuddles and kisses time:

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I got to take her into the operating room, and be there with her, holding her hand while they put her to sleep. So hard to see her go to sleep but I just kept telling her how much I love her and that I’ll see her soon. When she was in the operating room, my man and I went across the street to grab me a Starbucks chai to try to help me calm a bit. She had chosen two stuffed animals to take into surgery with her, and of course I became “custodian” of them during the actual surgery so they came with us. Spike the dinosaur tried stealing my chai!

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I was fine just reading my book while we were waiting (even remember what I was reading on each page!), but when that hour and a half mark came and went, and I hadn’t heard from hospital staff to go in to be there when she woke up, I started getting nervous. Shortly thereafter, her dentist came out and told me everything was fine and gave me her four cute little teeth…in a little treasure chest. Glamour, my daughter’s other stuffed animal of choice, decided to guard her teeth until she came out of surgery:

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About 20mins later, while my man was trying to help me remain calm, they came out and told me it was time to go in. She looked so little in the recovery bed, but I could see her beautiful red hair from across the room…and her face was a bit swollen. Poor thing! They offered her a popsicle, and she discovered how yummy lime popsicles are.

After she woke up completely, they gave her some pain medicine, they wheeled her into the recovery room, where she got more popsicles…and my man got her some balloons for being such a trooper!

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She fell asleep in the car on the way home, and again on the couch before bedtime, but not before more popsicles, Jello, chatting with neighbourhood kids, and even eating some solid foods. Yesterday, she even went to school because she missed her friends after the long weekend, and then being away for her surgery. She was an absolute superstar! I’m sssoooo proud of her!

My Daughter’s #Birthday Q&A

I found this birthday-related Q&A on Pinterest and, since my daughter is constantly asking m to “ask questions for your website” I figured it was time to do it, for the kids’ 8th birthday.

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1. Who is your favourite person in the whole world?

A – Mommy and Daddy

2. What is your favourite colour?

A – Pink

3. What is your favourite television show?

A – Hmmm, let me think…dinosaur shows!

4. What’s your favourite outfit?

A – My Hanna Montana shirt with my pink pants

5. What sport do you like best?

A – Soccer (I’m actually surprised she didn’t say swimming!)

6. What song do you love?

A – Hanna Montana’s “Ice Cream Freeze”

7. What’s your favourite cereal?

A – I don’t know

8. Who is your best friend?

A – Dennis, Sonic and Ross

9. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A – Paleontologist

10. What is your favourite book?

A – Dinosaur books

11. What are you really good at?

A – Dinosaurs (I’m sensing a theme!)

12. Where do you wish you could go on vacation?

A – A dinosaur park

13. What is your best memory?

A – Going to Marineland

14. What would you buy if you had $1,000?

A – A whole bunch of dinosaurs

15. What vegetable do you hate the most?

A – Brocolli

16. If you could have a wish, what would it be?

A – To have a pet dinosaur!

17. What is your favourite flabour of ice cream?

A – Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry

18. Who is your biggest hero?

A – Mommy (Awww…I didn’t even bribe her to say that!)

19. What do you like to do best with your friends?

A – Play dinosaurs

20. What do you hope you’ll get to do before your next birthday?

A – Have Minecraft on my computer

My kids’ #birthday party

On Saturday, seven 7 & 8 year olds were here celebrating my twins’ 8th birthday (3 of them are on the Autism Spectrum). Bunch of chaos but it was all good. Mother Nature did not agree with my original plan to go to the splashpad, but we still had lots of fun. We had the usual opening of presents, and I was pleasantly surprised that my son actually participated in that (although my gifts to him still remain unopened…oh well).

 

Then there was the cake…dinosaurs for my daughter; Spiderman for my son.

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We also did a painting activity, inspired by a craft activity I found on Pinterest.

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My son’s before and after:

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My daughter’s before and after:

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We had a super day!