Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Babysitting Nightmare

So, here's a story for the first time mom freak-out books. I got a babysitter Wednesday afternoon because I had to get a filling at the dentist. How sucky is it to finally get a day out of the house on your own baby-free, while paying a babysitter, and have to spend it strapped to a chair with a giant hook in your mouth and numb lips?

Not only that but I have a new dentist and he pulled out this big black hook think that was seriously called like that "cavitron 2000" or something crazy like that. It was the most painful thing anyone has ever put in my mouth! I'm not sure I'm up on all this new dental technology... the little hand scraper wasn't nearly as bad as this monstrocity.

So anyway, I am literally in the middle of having my tooth filled, you know mouth full of gear, gauze and totally numb, when my phone rings. I didn't think much of it but right when it stopped it rang again and I knew it had to be my babysitter. So I make enough hand signals for them to realize I need to get it and it takes them forever to pull all of the crap out of my mouth so I can talk. So I call home, and rylie (one of my mia maids) tells me that while Scarlet was sucking on a bottle, her mouth started bleeding!

Ok, I can handle throwup, excessive poo, and even a little fever without too much mother panic, but blood?! Yeah, not great for me. But she told me it had stopped, baby seemed happy, and she had no idea where it came from. So they strapped me back down, finished as quickly as they could, and I jetted home.

After a thorough inspection, I think she tore the little piece of skin under her tongue. She has ankyloglossia (scary sounding huh?) which means the skin under her tongue is connected all the way to the tip of her tongue... but suddenly it isn't anymore. My poor babysitter. Anyway, baby is fine, my teeth are cavity free, and life goes on. Here's a picture of me the morning I went into labor. Jon decided to take some pregnancy pictures that morning, and he got a few in between contractions before we headed off to the hospital.


ashleyboice said...

Beautiful picture! I am the same with blood. I will tell you though babies mouths bleed A LOT. I always have a bloody mouth mark on my shoulder from my kids crying into my shoulder. After falling and getting hurt. You mix the blood with drool and it is everywhere. The 1st 10 times it happened I freaked out. I don't know why but little mouths like to bleed.

Samantha & Tyrel Ross said...

Crazy story. Glad all is well with baby's mouth and mom's mouth. That is a great picture by the way!!!

Brandon & Emily Esparza said...

Kacey, you look so beautiful,baby bellies are the cuttest. I heard you had a baby so I had to find you on here. Congrats and great babysitting story!!

Lindsay said...

I agree, that is a beautiful picture. I don't think I have any pregnancy pictures remotely that beautiful. This could be because I don't ever have pictures of myself, since I'm always taking the pictures. I'm glad to hear everything was okay with Scarlett's mouth.

P.S. Hope you don't mind me commenting on your blog. My internet just got back up and it is so fun to catch up on others' lives.

mumovearls said...

I love this picture but I can't believe you held still long enough for a picture while in labor. anyways things always happen with a baby-sitter around I just have to laugh and smile and then cry after they leave...-nena