Ariel lost her first tooth! She is so excited. She has been waiting and waiting. Daniel has already lost four of his teeth and she was getting pretty bummed. She wanted so much to start becoming a “big girl”. For weeks now her two front teeth have been a little loose finally, the front left one got crazy loose. Giddy with anticipation every day wiggling her tooth with her fingers, (Washing her hands every time before she touched her mouth and then afterwards.) becoming too fixated she decided to use her tongue. We got to see a big smiley face with bulging eyes and a tooth waving randomly throughout a couple of days. Yesterday it was very loose and hanging by a root thread. She wanted it to come out so badly. Calming down enough to have a little after dinner snack of rice cereal, banana, and milk, (She said I had to put all of that.) while I was sitting at the computer, David was cleaning the dishes I heard “Angel! Angel come here!”
Before you go on, you must know I speak of blood and vomit.
Just a warning in case you get woozy from that kind of talk. Don’t worry no one threw-up. I saw David bringing Ariel to me, her mouth full of banana and blood. It was disgusting! GOSH! I despise bananas! Yellow and red mush mixed with the utter terror in my babies eyes felt like a USA Up ALL Night horror flick. I scooped her in my arms, plopped her on the bathroom sink and told her to spit out the banana. Her face looked sickly, I found out today that the banana mush felt like vomit to her and she was having a hard time trying to get it out. She was shaking, and so scared. I got the banana out and David had gotten me a wet cloth to clean it by then. As I cleaned her tooth, I asked her if she was in pain because I did not know why she was shaking and so scared. She told that she was not in pain. I realized that she did not understand why she had blood from her tooth. It was not what she envisioned. Her vision was the tooth popping out and a nice shiny new one popping in. La la la I continued to clean it, wiggling the tooth the whole time, and talking to her about what was happening. Her little tears trickled down her face, but soon came the giggles.
David chimed in explaining more about what was happening as I gently wiggled the tooth out.
She didn’t even know until I lifted it up and said: “Look what I have!” She squealed with delight, and said something like “Wow!” then, examined her tooth. It did not last long because she had to examine herself in the mirror. We wrote out her story today from everything that happened I am going to put it on the home school blog later this week. For the rest of the evening she leaped around in excitement, hand flapping, jumping, running from room to room, explaining how the baby tooth was there, but now it is gone. Also, giving detail about the adult tooth, and its mission to wiggle and squeeze through her gums so she can have a grown-up tooth. All day long, I have heard about the adult tooth. I have been informed that she looks very different now, and that she likes to stick her tongue in the hole. Although it is very important to “drink water and clean out the hole so that no germs will go up there and cause an infection.”
She is our residential ‘WebMD.”
She just might know more about germs than some medical folks might. Hee hee It was all very exciting. The quantity of blood was substantially more than Daniel. However, Daniel pulled his teeth out himself and threw them across the room or in the trash without telling me so maybe he did have the same amount, but it had time to be cleared out before I discovered a missing tooth. She didn’t remember that Daniel did have some blood as well and that is what scared her the most. She didn’t know why she was bleeding. Now she knows and she will be fine when the right tooth to comes out. It is rather loose too. Fun stuff!
Guess what else I am so excited about?
Give up? M’kay…I finally got the book I have been waiting for, 22 Things a Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know by Rudy Simone. It seems like a quick read, I am on chapter three jumped ahead to some other chapters and cried. I am going back to chapter three. I knew this book would help me have words and answers that I have needed. It has given me a lot of clarity already only reading these today. I do plan on writing about some of it after I have time to process a bit more. I know that this is a book for partners, but I needed it to help with my self-awareness. David isn’t planning on reading it so I can digest it all and process it as much and long as I like. Another thing I am thinking of is giving my blog a face lift. I am playing around with new looks for now, but I am saying something ahead of time so everyone knows in case you come back and it’s all different.
Jolly Monday to you! (Or Tuesday wherever you are.)