Monday, March 29, 2010

Dentist for Lily and Desert Fun!


Well we had the dreaded Dentist Visit.  You may recall that in China we were really worried about Lily's dental health.  It seemed that the only dental hygiene that she had was the use of a toothpick.  And while she was quite handy with it we could see little black marks on her teeth that we assumed were cavities.  The first night we brushed her teeth her gums were bleeding.  That was the only time though that they bled.  We have been faithful in brushing and Lily love to brush her teeth.  So we visited the Dentist on Wednesday.  Lily did great getting her x=rays and her teeth cleaned.  Apparently since we have had her all of the black stains are gone and she has no cavities!  But, she does have two teeth where the enamel did not develop properly so one will require a crown since it is on a molar that she will not lose until she is twelve and it could develop a cavity and the other is a much smaller spot just below the one on top and it will need a small filling to keep it safe from developing into a cavity.  The Dentist said that he saw no signs of decay on any teeth or between teeth!  Praise the Lord!!!! We will make two visits to the dentist since he does not want to do them at the same time.

Feeling quite comfortable in the Dentist Chair

Getting her teeth cleaned.

The same day we also took her to our Pediatrician.  You may recall we took her to the International Adoption Dr. and she was just lacking in her Hep. A shot and a second Chicken Pox.  We got the Hep A shot and will get the second next year and we will get the second Chicken Pox next year.  She was a little low in iron so we will get that checked again after she has been home a couple of months.  Health wise she is doing great!  She likes to eat and loves fruit.  She is not afraid to try new foods and will let us know if she does not like the taste of it.  She does not like milk just like Emma and Meilynn but she likes yogurt.  She is not interested in Cheese at all.  She is only in the 5-10% for height and only 5% for weight.  She seems tall to us but I think that is because Emma and Meilynn are also short.  She also has long legs that make her look taller too.

Ocotillo Wells

This was Lily's second trip to the desert and you can already see her improvement in her riding skills.  She loves going in the motorhome and this time was even more special because her cousin Brooke who is only a little over four months older than her was there.  We got to keep Brooke in our motorhome for one night which was a great chance for Lily to be around someone her own age.  The girls had a great time!

Emma and Meilynn plaing in the dirt

Lily ready for her ride

Emma doing a little "school work"

Lily with her cousin Brooke

Aunt Debbie and her friend Tom

Emma and Meilynn

Taking a moment from our ride to learn about desert wildlife

Brooke, Lily, and Emma.  Notice the height difference.

The ranger telling them about the wildlife at night

You know 4 year olds and potty humor.  Here they had to match the poop with the right animal.

The girls had a great time and learned a lot.

1 comment:

Jennifer Taylor said...

Great dentist report Lily!! Amazing that these girls don't have cavities!