Today was our first trip to the dentist for Colin and I will admit that I was extremely nervous about this one. Colin is currently getting several teeth, and during this process every time, his behavior isn't the greatest and he has been known to bite here and there. Not that I am making excuses for either of these, but it is definitely a direct relationship between his discomfort and how he behaves at times. I was particularly weary of a dentist trying to put his hands in Colin's mouth...
When we got there, Colin took a moment to take a rest and hang out in the chair...
...but then I think he realized where he was and tried to get the heck out of there.
However, when we got called to the back, Colin was his sweet self saying hi to everyone we passed and LOVING the large fish tank we passed on the way. This makes me even more excited for our upcoming trip to the aquarium in Baltimore over my spring break.
The hygienist did her routine work and asked a lot of questions about his medical health history. She attempted to clean his teeth, but Colin wasn't having it so we just waited for the doctor since he had to do his evaluation anyway.
Despite the fact Colin was not happy during the eval, he was pretty good considering he IS 2. I think that he did try to bite the doctor once, but the doctor saw what he needed and said that everything looked good and Colin did not have any cavities (yay!). I was very embarrassed though because JUST before we went back to our small space, Colin made a very stinky mess in his diaper and of course I did not have the diaper bag with me. He stunk up the room!
All in all, I'm glad we got that one out of the way and glad that although the visit wasn't great, it wasn't as bad as I expected.