On Tuesday, Keegan had his very first dentist appointment. I was very anxious about this visit, but he did awesome. He even let someone else get in his mouth and brush his teeth without crying! Other than introducing him to the dentist, another concern of mine was getting his front teeth checked. Just like I had when I was younger, Keegan's teeth are bucking out. I call it genetics...the dentist called it the pacifier. The dentist said get rid of the pacifier asap because it is possibly irreversible without major orthodonic work later. His bone structure in the upper gum is actually forming around the pacifier. I looked at him with some sadness for the journey ahead and he assured me the whole process would take 3 days with crying and then he would forget about it.
So, I have a plan. I am not sure if it will work, but I am hoping that the transition will be smooth. I made him a "Bye Bye Pacee" book with his pictures in it and the story revolves around him. The story goes that a fairy is going to come in the night, take his pacifiers, and leave him a present. I went out an found a much desired toy...a minature MACK truck from the movie Cars. I also put that picture of that toy in the book. The book cracks me up and only if it is a success story I will post it on the blog. I plan on reading it to him for a few a nights until he is ready to do it.
I also am at the same time going to take Jack's away to save his teeth and Keegan not to be mad that Jack can keep his. Literally, I am throwing all of them away so I am not tempted to give in. People...Call it World War III at the Sanders house next week. (My stomach is turning as I write this!)