Thursday, February 26, 2009

"First" Dentist Appointment

This is really Ella's second dentist appointment. For some stupid reason, I didn't bring my camera to the first one. But, when I whipped out my camera at the office, we all agreed that I was documenting Ella's "first" appointment just to make me feel better! Aren't they sweet? :o)

Ella is such a trooper. She wasn't even scared for one second. With all of the praise she was getting for being a big girl, she felt so proud of herself.

The "spit sucker" was her favorite thing. She let it suck her cheeks in until it looked like her mouth was going to cave in. The dentist had to say several times, "Ok Ella, you can open your mouth now. I think we got everything in there." It was really funny. She just kept going cross-eyed looking at all of her spit go up into the tube.

I know the light is super bright on her face, but it was so cute how they put the sunglasses on her when the light came down for the final examination with the dentist.

When we got in the car and she said, "Mommy, they forgot to give me a shot."
I said, "What do you mean?"
She said, "They need to give me a shot so that I can get a bandaid for being a big girl."
I then had to explain to her that it was a different kind of doctor that gave shots and bandaids and that she was a very big girl at the dentist.


  1. Wow, Ella was such a big girl for her dentist appointment. Our kids bravery astounds me sometimes. Great shots! Each one is beautiful, of course you've got a great subject ;)

  2. I can not believe she said that at the end.

    Wonder what the dental hygienist thought of the photo mom in the room. But I secretly love the shots and wanna go back the next time we go to the dentist.

  3. Love her big beautiful eyes in that last shot. :) She did really well! I haven't documented the dentist appointments at all. I guess I'm not that much into taking my camera to the dentists and doctors...unless it's an ER visit. ;)

  4. So cute!! I love the Dora sunglasses -- fun!

  5. Looks like she dealt with it really well! The sunglasses idea is genius!