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She Take a Lickin’ and…

August 22, 2008

…keeps on tickin’. The Little One that is. I honestly cannot remember the Big One splitting her lip open once, let alone multiple times. Yet the Little One has split her upper lip open at least 4 times, with two of those being in the last week.

I don’t know if it’s because she is often going as fast as possible to keep up with her sister or if she is just a bit of a klutz. I am surprised that we haven’t ended up in the emergency room with her. Last night, I honest to goodness thought she knocked her front tooth loose. I’m still not entirely convinced it’s in the same spot as it was before, but it does appear to be tightly in place.

It was just about tubby time and she was eagerly anticipating climbing in the tub. I was gathering their dirty clothes to put them in the hamper, the Big One was going potty and the Little One was hovering over the tub. I wasn’t in the bathroom when it happened so I can only guess what she did.

I assume she was standing on the bathmat right in front of the tub, turned to look at her sister and slipped. When she slipped she went mouth first onto the edge of the tub.

All I heard was the thud and the screaming. Then came the blood, as evidenced several times before, the mouth/lip bleed a lot.

Of course she wouldn’t let me get a good look at it, but I think it’s okay. I thought the tooth was wiggly at first, but I’m not sure. She was tired, crabby and still sick all compliments of our two weeks in San Diego. Once she wakes up, I will commence with the torture and give her a thorough check to make sure all is okay in the land of her two front teeth.

Just my disclaimer, just because the Big One has never busted her lip open (that I can remember) she has not gone unscathed in her youth. When the Little One and I can came home from the hospital on Easter Sunday in 2007, this is what we saw ~ she decided that she wanted to learn how to jump this day. And jumped off the back porch at grandma and grandpa’s house. After crashing face first into the concrete, she decided she wasn’t quite ready to learn how to jump.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2008 12:46 pm

    Oh my gosh! Poor little one :(.

  2. August 23, 2008 7:28 am

    We went through this two weeks ago. Reagan busted her lip at school and bruised her gums, then she smacked her face on some evil toy at Ikea making her lips bleed and splitting her lip in another spot. I felt terrible for it. I was afraid her teeth were going to turn black and fall out but so far they seem to be in tact.

  3. August 24, 2008 8:59 pm

    Yikes! I feel your pain! Or at least my kids do. My 8 year old dd recently split her lip open while pushing a cart back into Target. She hit the curb and jammed her tooth right into the lip. It bled terrible and she freaked out. Of course, it was the day before her yearly check-up so we got to explain it to the Ped!

  4. fixitmommy permalink*
    September 3, 2008 7:16 am

    UGH! Bloody lips are ugly and painful! Poor babies, all of them.


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