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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Tuesday, March 31

Fill'er Up

Yesterday the two Bigs had dentist appointments. They both had their first set of x-rays...and low and behold, they both had cavities, a first for both of them! Finn=2 and Korri=1. I couldn't believe it. I didn't get my first cavity until I was 19, I think! LOL

They both did great. Finn wasn't too sure because we went to a different place than we normally go and it was loud. But once they started, he was great. In fact, the hygienist said he was perfect! His cavities are between the teeth, so there is no way we would have known he had them without an x-ray. I was a little annoyed x-rays weren't done earlier but the dentist said his age is pretty common. Because of where the cavities are located, we had to make an appointment to come back to get them filled. I asked why we couldn't just wait until they fall out (they are both on baby teeth) but the dentist said those don't usually fall out until 10 years old or so...and we might have to pull them by then if we waited. Okay, fillings it is! That appointment will be later this month.

Korri has only been to the dentist a couple times but she was a rock star. It probably helped that Finn went first. Her cavity was on the crevice of her tooth (the "top" part) so it was an "easy" fill that didn't require any novocaine. She just sat there the whole time. And then she didn't even need a cleaning because the dentist said she brushes so well. Hmmm...maybe you should check again! LOL The dentist did put a watch on two other spots that she said were "brown." So, we'll see, I guess.

Both got fluoride, which they thought was weird and loved the fact that they couldn't brush their teeth before bed that night! Kids! I guess overall, not a terrible visit. Just makes me sad for them to get cavities so young.

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