Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tommy lost a tooth!

Tommy lost his first tooth on January 31 this year! It's not technically his first tooth because he had to have one pulled when he was younger due to chipping it, but it's the first one he lost the "natural way." It was actually pretty hilarious how it happened.

It was one of his bottom teeth and it had been loose for quite awhile. He kept wiggling it and playing with it. I tried to get him to let me pull it, but he refused to even let me touch it because he just KNEW it would hurt. He had finally gotten to where he wouldn't even touch it because he didn't want it to fall out!

Then one morning, I was getting him ready for school. He was trying to take his pajama shirt off and it got stuck on his head, so he asked me to help. I pulled on it and I have NO idea how it happened, but somehow, the shirt got his tooth and when I pulled the shirt off his head, his tooth came with it. His face was PRICELESS. I didn't even realized it had happened and he was holding his hand up towards my face to show me when I finally figured out it was his tooth. He had tears in his eyes and he yelled, "MOM! LOOK!" I looked at the little baby tooth in his hand and then back at him and he said, "You did this to me!" and acted like he was just so upset and offended that I would make his tooth fall out.

I tried really hard not to laugh and I helped him rinse his mouth out. He calmed down when he remembered the tooth fairy would be coming! I begged him for a picture and he finally let me take one, but I swear he looks 15 in it. I don't know why, but he just looked so old and I started tearing up.
 The tooth fairy brought him $5 since it was "officially" his first tooth that he lost.

Only about 10 days later, he lost his next tooth! After he lost the first one, I was looking and noticed he had a 2nd tooth growing in already behind one of his other bottom teeth. And on February 10th, he lost the other bottom tooth! So for awhile he had a big ole gap in the front of his mouth. He looked adorable (and too old). This one wasn't quite as traumatic. Once he figured out that it really didn't hurt to lose teeth, I talked him into letting me pull this one. I got a paper towel to use to pull it out, but literally all I did was hold onto the baby tooth and it just fell out. It was ready to go! No tears with this one!

Now, only a month later, both adult teeth have grown in quite a bit! I'm keeping my fingers crossed his teeth won't get too weird (you know--that awkward stage every kid goes through when their 4 front teeth are way bigger than the rest?). I was so excited for him but felt a little bittersweet that he's already old enough for this to be happening. But he sure does look cute!

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