Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lost Tooth

Nate lost his first tooth! It's been loose for awhile, but yesterday seemed to be holding on by a thread. He takes after his great-grandmother and Uncle Will, hates the site of blood and a splinter sends him over the edge. As soon as we started talking about the Tooth Fairy his patients with the tooth wore thin and the wanted it out NOW. We weren't about to try any of the stunts we all tried as kids to get it out thinking he might pass out so we told him if he wanted it out he'd have to pull it out himself. Before we could blink he grabbed hold of it and out it came. He was wide eyed and shocked, just holding it in his hand before slowly letting it fall from his fingers onto the bed. Jake and I started cheering, not even believing what he had just done. It took him a minute to celebrate with us. We took a look into his mouth to see the now open space along with some blood. Jake played it very cool and told him he should drink some water. I was praying the little bit of blood wouldn't trickle from his mouth or get on his hand or we might have real trouble on our hands. He drank his water and proudly smiled into the mirror....no blood in site...relief. He promptly made phone calls to his Nana, Gran and girl-friend Olivia to share the news. It was priceless.

Meanwhile I picked up the tiny tooth examining it. I was happy and sad all at the same time. I remember so clearly when that tooth made it's debut. The excitement of that first baby tooth.....now the excitement of loosing it.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Just reading that made me want to faint. Oooh I am not good with losing teeth or blood either!!!!

buhtafly said...

How exciting!congrats to your son! I have to say your last paragraph made me get teary..it wont be long til our first loses her first tooth and it feels like yesterday I was so excited when it came in...*sniff*

Stacy said...

That's awesome!! And what a joy to have him pull it himself...lucky you!! I hate pulling teeth but it just goes with the territory.

It is sad to think about the tooth in respect to its first appearance. We're waiting for Captain's first to show up (could be soon or not-so-soon) but I know it won't be long before we're pulling it out. And to think about the age my OTHER children will be when that occurs...ack. Talk about feeling FAINT! :)