Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a warning

Josiah was a little on the small side when he was a baby. I was a little worried, and his dr. told me I could add in a bottle of formula, since I nursed him. I decided that I would give him a bottle after his night time feeding. This started when he was probably around 6 months, as he got older this changed from a bottle of formula, to a pediasure, to sippy cup of milk (first flavored then regular). Always right before bed, he usually would use this time to calm down and fall asleep. Josiah was a very busy child, he was crawling at 5 months and walking/running at 8 months, it was very nice to have something that would actually calm him down long enough to let him go to sleep. So even though I knew not to put a baby/child to bed with a milk cup, and he technically didn’t “go to bed” with it, he would have it on the couch and then we would take him to bed. We did this with him until he was 3. Why am I telling you all this? Because today he had to have oral surgery he had to get 5 caps and one tooth pulled. We are pretty sure that all the decay was because of the milk that sat on his teeth. None of the other children have any problems with their teeth. So if you are reading this and don’t know don’t let milk be the last thing your child has to drink before bed. Oh and side note he never did gain any extra weight after all that either, some kids are just small and we should just accept that and not try and change them.

a little loopy before his surgery

bottoms after

Top after.

Today Jeremy took Josiah to have his dental work done; they did it at a surgical center where they knocked him out so he didn’t feel a thing. I took Judah for his regular scheduled dental cleaning and check up. I did 3 different valentines crafts (more about that tomorrow) and had a TMOMs spa social; I got to get my nails done yeah!

*** Edited*** I guess I can't count. He got 6 caps not 5. 3 on top 3 on bottom.


  1. awwww..poor little fella. and can't wait to see your crafts!

  2. So will the caps fall out as his teeth do? Did the doc say why brushing didn't prevent this?

  3. The caps will all out with his teeth. Brushing probably would have prevented, but the last thing on his teeth when he went to bed was water, since that is how he would go to sleep, drinking his milk, then we would put him in bed.


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