Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wiggle room

On Monday Anna started whining after she bit down on her Kashi waffle. "Something hard in there hurt my tooth!" she wailed. I thought maybe some pebble or hard blueberry accidentally got in there. I couldn't find any problem with the rest of her waffle, so I blew it off. But off and on she kept complaining about her gum hurting. Once I even spied her flossing her teeth.

Today she tried to eat a hard pear and started crying about her tooth again. "My whole mouth hurts when I bite down!" she said. "You have to check it!" Colin was having a tantrum at the same time, so the wailing fit right in. I brought Anna into the light and examined her, then felt her teeth.

One of her lower incisors wiggled.

"Anna! You have a loose tooth! You're going to lose a tooth soon!" I told her.

Anna personified the phrase turn that frown upside-down. She went from utter pathos to complete joy. "Really?" she giggled. "The tooth fairy is going to come? When? What day will I lose my tooth?"

I looked at her pretty smile, and thought of how excited we were when she was a baby and celebrated the arrival of each of those little teeth. She'll probably look a little gawky in the next few years, with a gap-toothed grin then big adult teeth, and I'm sure braces are to come...

This is all going way too fast.

6 comments:

COUSIN BEVIE said...

NO WAY! Not our Anna baby. I guess she's not a baby anymore. =) Wow, a tooth on the way out. I can't believe it. Yes, braces will come before you know it, then a beautiful smile!

Send my congrats to the ever growing girl!!!!


XOXOXOXO!

EmilyRoseJewel said...

My little boy is just getting in his little toothies. I love him at his age of 13mos right now. Difficult to see him getting older. I hope your girl doesn't need braces-but congratulations on her first tooth coming out.

Joey said...

OMG!!! Anna is only 1 year older than Faith. I'm not ready for her to be old enough for the tooth fairy yet! When did our babies grow up??

paula said...

Awwwwww, can't believe it. I remember when I was only a little older than Anna and we lived in The Wellington Pub for a short while, I used to wiggle my teeth free as soon as they came loose just so that I could produce them to the regulars for "pocket money".

Emily said...

Wow, a loose tooth! Keep us posted on its progress.

EdamameMommy said...

Upon hearing this news, Paige is very intrigued and wants to call Anna and schedule a rendezvous. She is also eager to be Anna's age so her baby teeth start coming out and making way for big girl teeth. Oh man!