Sam Lost Another Tooth

I think she’s now lost seven or eight teeth now.  Once again, she wouldn’t let us pull it despite it causing her pain when eating.  We’ve been asking for almost two weeks now.  Finally this morning, she let me pull it.  There wasn’t any pulling involved.  I merely picked it up.  I think the only reason she didn’t swallow it is because it was caught between the two teeth beside it.

Here’s how she told me she needed help.

Sam's note to me requesting help with her tooth.

All She Wants for Christmas

Sam lost her other top front tooth at school. Apparently, she bit down too hard while at lunch and her tooth started bleeding. It caused issues with the other Kindergarten teacher and the PE teacher. I couldn’t get a clear picture of the whole story, so I have no idea why the PE teacher had anything to do with it.

The permanent teeth are no where to be seen, so for now, we tease her by asking her to say things like “first,” “three” or “frozen.” But, she takes the little teasing because she gets to use 2 straws!


It’s Official!

Sam lost her first tooth this morning!  She’s officially a big girl now.  (And I’m still not believing it!)

As I discovered last weekend, I knew her tooth was loose.  I hadn’t been wiggling it all week because I wasn’t quite ready for it to go.  I would ask her if it was still wiggly though.  I bought some material earlier in the week to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow.  I finished it last night and gave it to her this morning.  She was excited as I explained the process to her.  Then, as she was eating her last bite of breakfast, she bit down on it.  It must have really hurt, because she started crying and after examination, it was bleeding.  I asked if she was ready for me to pull it.

After some initial trepidation, she was brave and let me pull it out!  She’s been showing her holy smile to everyone today!  (And I’m glad I finished her tooth fairy pillow just in time!)



Ellie Update

Now that I’m not doing the monthly update on Ellie, I’ve got quite a backlog.

During the week we went to the beach (13 months), her 4 top teeth finally popped through.  She’s always such a trouper.

She’s been walking increasingly more, but I’m going to say officially started walking on July 5 (14 months).  Here’s a glimpse.

During the past week or so (14.5 months), she added “Uh-oh” to her vocabulary.  She uses it regularly and appropriately, since she drops things quite often.  She already says mama, dada, and ni-ni (night-night).

Sometimes I tell myself that she’s still baby, but those moments won’t last too much longer!