Monday, May 26, 2008

Tongue Tied?

How many times have you heard someone say they are tongue tied? When people say the are tongue tied they are basically saying that they can't get their words to come out right. Well, it is actually a medical term as well. My little 4 month old baby is just that - tongue tied. Meaning, the skin under his tongue goes to the tip of his tongue and he can't stick it outside of his lips and he can't reach it up to the top of his mouth. Such a little thing, but it could do some major damage. From my research, being tongue tied could lead to a speech problem, bed wetting, snoring, and (of course in the way future) a problem with kissing. :o) Well, to my dismay I had read that many doctors like to do the wait and see option where they wait until after they are 5 to see if it has caused a problem with their speech. Well, excuse me, but my girls were both speaking rather clearly at 1 1/2 - 2 years old. Their speech is already set by 5, so why wait I asked myself and eventually my doctor. My doctor; however, is rather old school and has agreed that it could cause problems and so she will do just what I wanted - she will CLIP HIS TONGUE!!!! Ouch you say - but I've heard it's not that bad. It is just skin, no fat and no muscles. They just take a tongue depresser and force his tongue upward and take a sharp object and clip - It's done. They don't require stiches and the bleeding is minimal. Now, granted, my doctor has already informed me that I could not be in the room (you know the paranoid mother factor). So, my son (in about 2 weeks) will no longer be medically "tongue tied". Now, I can hopefully stop worrying about what him being tongue tied could do to his speech and the fact that he might have problems kissing some day and start worrying about the fact that he might want to kiss some day.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday morning started off wonderfully, it was a beautiful day and I was up on time and getting ready for church. Down came the girls with my Mother's Day gift that Mark allowed them to pick out on their own with no help from him. Reagan gave me the card, which was wonderfully worded and signed with love from Taylor and Reagan. Taylor gave me my gift a beautiful gold bracelet (my kids have a great fashion sense). Then, Mark handed me a card. So, I opened the card and started reading the front. Some beautiful words about how wonderful a wife I was and how much he loved me, so on and so forth. I then open the card and started to read what personal message he had come up with himself. I started laughing hysterically. Mark looked at me with a crazy face and said "what possibly could be that funny". I proceeded to read to him what he had wrote. "You are the best mother a man could want!" He too started laughing. I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard. I told him I didn't realize that he thought of me as his mother. He then said that he had just prepared the card that morning (around 7:30 a.m.) and must have still been tired. What he had meant to write was "I was the best mother a man could want for his children" (which obviously sounds much better). Late that night as we lay in bed, Mark turned over and told me that he loved me. To which I responded "I love you too - SON!" Moral of the story - don't write a personal message to someone first thing in the morning!!!!!!!