Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loose Tooth

Big update in the life of Audrey ... I think she is about to lose her first tooth! She can literally wiggle it with her tongue.

She keeps going back and forth on how she feels about this new development. Some days she wails "I don't want my tooth to fall out yet!!" but then the next day she says kind of proudly "I think my tooth is going to fall out today, Mommy!"

It is a wonder that Audrey has her top front teeth at all, really. When she was three she ran into our kitchen island and knocked one of them loose. I took her to the dentist, who declared - "well, it may tighten up again, but I predict it falls out within the next 6 months." I was mortified! Who wants their little girl to spend 2-3 years toothless?? (especially when said tooth is right up front and center!) But it ultimately did tighten up and I breathed a big sigh of relief. (Not that a missing tooth really matters in the scheme of things, I just didn't want her to feel embarrassed.)

Well, now that losing a tooth would be age appropriate, I am trying to hype it up for her. However, my dilemma is this: I have the kids scheduled to get pictures done on November 21. And she might look like a hillbilly. . . but at least she will be a cute little hillbilly in a pretty dress! :) Can the tooth hold out for one more week??? Stay tuned for new developments ....

PS - Her other top front tooth is also loose (although not nearly as loose as the other one) ... perhaps she will be singing "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth" ;)


Kaylee said...

I think she'll look cute with her missing tooth!
Hey I went to the yarn store today. Good news...they are open late on Thursdays until 8:30. Let me know when you want to go and we can shop without the kiddos.

Karen said...

Audrey is going to look cute with or without her tooth. It will be something she can look back on and absolutely remember when she lost her first tooth. WIth formal family pictures to prove it!!

Chris Ann Schultz said...

Chantel hasn't really had the lost 2 teeth show up in pictures. She lost the 2 bottom ones first and the new ones came in quickly to replace them, so the space didn't last long. A few more loose ones, but no more losses yet!

nateandkatesmom said...

Wow! Nathan doesn't even have any loose teeth yet. She will look cute without her tooth. It's when those huge teeth come in that she may look goofy for a bit. Then she'll grow into them. I'm surprise it's her top 2 I thought the bottom were the first to go. Now she can look forward to the tooth fairy. Hmmm....What's the going rate for teeth these days?