Have you ever heard someone say they were tongue-tied?
1. Speechless or confused in expression, as from shyness, embarrassment, or astonishment.
2. Affected with tongue-tie. (source: free dictionary)
I never really thought about where this phrase came from. Apparently, it is a real thing to be tongue-tied! We found out the hard way when difficulty arose in feeding Eliana. After struggling to understand why she wasn’t eating and a weeks worth of fussy & sleepless nights we found out that she was tongue-tied!
We learned that when you are young this is a easy procedure. Most people will notice with breastfeeding or when the baby begins to speak.
It’s not uncommon. If the connecting skin under your baby’s tongue (a membrane called the frenulum) is short or extends too far toward the front of her tongue, she has a condition called ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie. (babycenter)
With that being said. I thought I would send out a few pictures over the last 3 weeks.