Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mother of the Year

On Friday part of Toby's tooth fell out. The sad thing is, I saw it coming. Neither Trey nor Toby has had enamel on their front two teeth. I liked to tell myself that this must be bad genes because it couldn't possibly be bottle rot, especially in Toby's case - he never took a bottle. I also liked to secretly pat my own back when it came to Toby - you see I nursed him until he was 22 months old. I know, I know, that is A LONG TIME - but don't you think I could have been named La Leche League's Mother of the Year? Turns out while I could win an award with their organization, I am probably on the American Dental Associations list of Worse Mothers. Who knew that bottle rot was just a name given to teeth that rot because the child is going to sleep while drinking or drinking during the night.... Interesting. So Toby now has 2 new front teeth. They are beautiful and shine with a guilt free sparkle every time I look at him.

Now, I need to win back the approval of the dental association. Perhaps I should stop taking my children to places like this....

Hmmm, something to think about while I nurse JK - I need to hurry because my cookie brownie is almost ready to take out of the oven.


Dana September 29, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

I think you might have some crappy dentists then. There is no way in the world that breastfeeding even until 22 months could cause them to have that extent of their problems. A bottle maybe but not breast milk. Breast milk doesn't have near the sugars and extra stuff that bottles do. I nursed every single one of mine and none of them have had problems except Emma. She actually has 3 silver caps already and she is only 6. They told me that as a baby she got sick at some point and it shocked her enamel and it stopped growing. So I personally say fooie on those dentist and you are a wonderful mother!!!

Bev September 29, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

I love you.

Jessica September 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

I love it! I doubt it has anything to do with how you nursed him that long. It probably would have happened regardless. Don't feel so bad we got a lecture from the dentist last time about eating too many dried fruits. Since Jenna had a cavity and a few soft spots. What do you do.

Cameron and Cindy September 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

You are so funny! Love ya!

mindy September 30, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

i love you--hope those cookie brownies didn't burn.

The Longnecker Zoo October 4, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

You are so funny Candi! And I agree, that won't give them bottle rot! Anyway, You are a good mother, don't let anyone tell you differently. I sure do miss you and the others. Hope we can get together soon. Love ya

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