Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bye Bye Pacee

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!)




8 comments:

The Igo Family said...

You guys will be fine. Just spend time in prayer for patience and strength. Really, I have found that if you don't make a big deal about it, they don't. We will be thinking of you!

Amanda said...

Do I need to distribute some blue bracelets for next week? The book sounds great and I'm sure he will adapt in no time. Bless his heart! After having to wear the helmet you'd think he should be able have his pacee as long as he wants it!

Colwell Family said...

Let me know how the book works! Zach keeps several close by-one for his mouth and another for his hand. I had a friend tell me that they tied all of their pacees to a balloon and sent them to God so he could give them to a new baby. I'm just not looking forward to that day--I'll be praying for you!

Tara Powell said...

wow! I am so impressed that Keegan did so well at the dentist. We are heading there after the new year. I have a feeling that Cade's appointment just won't go as well. Maybe I'll be surprised. We are getting rid of the paci soon, too. We are headed out of town tomorrow, so I wanted to wait until after the trip. I decided it had to be gone before potty training! AGGHHHH!!!!

Jennifer said...

You can do it. We took my little girl's away a few months ago and there were a few tears (on both of our parts), but she is fine now!

leigh & laura said...

The book sounds like a great idea! I'm sure it will help the transition.

Courtney said...

let me know how it goes. i have one that loves his paci... oh my mind is a mess now!

Janelle and Ella said...

Okay, you are totally super mom! I am VERY impressed that you wrote a book with pictures for him. You are my inspiration! I am thinking about you this week and so hoping it is going smoothly!