Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Time

When I was 3 years old, I had my first trip to the dentist. My older sister, Heather, was there for her check up too, so I got to watch her exam before undergoing my own. I was relieved to know what to expect. It was the first of a lifetime full of great check ups for me. I proudly wore my No Cavities sticker on my sundress lapel so my dad could see it when he got home from work that night. I was so proud of that sticker, and in years since have often wished dentists gave adults No Cavities stickers. I would still rock that sticker.

Tomorrow is my 3 year old daughter's first dental check up, and I'm nervous for her. I know her teeth are healthy and that she'll be fine. We've talked about what to expect during her exam with Dr. Suzi and she knows mommy will be there at her side the whole time. But she doesn't have an older sister to blaze the trail for her, and I don't know if she'll be frightened or worried. I guess I'm the one who is frightened and worried, at least a little. It's a first for both of us, like many more to come as she grows up. And I love it. I hope I get a sticker.



  1. With a mom like you, who needs a big sister??!!

    In a perfect world, a big sister would be great, however you my dear are the next best thing. I am in awe of your relationship with that wee one!

    Grab a sticker for you as well and make sure to take a photo, you will cherish it for years to come!!

    Sorry for the gumption log in, I can't seem to use another ID for logging in :/

  2. Dude, there all kinds of crafty shit out there on the internet. I say make your own sticker! And good luck.

  3. Awwwww....I never thought of myself as a "trailblaizer." I'm glad I helped make your life a little less scary. Lex is gonna be fine. Ill say a little prayer for a mellow Lex.

  4. Fabulous First time Laurel! Can't wait to hear more. And yes, I know you would rock that sticker. (Or any sticker for that matter! I hope your daughter shares with you when you go to Trader Joe's.) :)

  5. How's the check up go?!
    Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts lady!!!