We were at the dentist for her regular cleaning/check-up a couple of months ago and the doctor says, "Oh! She has a couple of loose teeth!"
I just about fell over.
My first thought was . . . oh geez, I am the worst mother on the planet. I don't brush her teeth enough, and now they're rotting out of her head.
My second thought was . . . no, my baby canNOT be losing teeth already. I'm not ready for this. AT ALL. Somebody hug me.
But apparently, it's not all that abnormal to lose a first tooth at four years of age.
And when her big (adult) tooth appeared in the gums behind her baby teeth last month (I just about fell over again), but I realized why her teeth were loose!
And no, she didn't get her teeth super early as a baby, either. Her first tooth popped up at 7 1/2 months. Pretty average, from what I understand.
So . . . who knows why her new teeth are growing in already, but . . . they are, so we're going with it!
And here's the story of how she lost two teeth in one night:
Tuesday night, while brushing her teeth, I spent some time wiggling her tooth (there was one that was much looser than the other), and I was kind of getting tired of it hanging out in there all cockeyed and whatnot. I twisted a little extra hard, and it started bleeding, so I told her that was a sign it was ready to come out. ;-) (she believed me)
I grabbed a tissue and pulled it out . . . and watched as Lucy giggled, shrieked, ran in circles, jumped up and down, and grinned from ear-to-ear. She was SO excited!
Then I gave her the tooth fairy pillow I had been hiding until this moment . . . and then she was even MORE excited!
Sure enough, it was.
I don't know if I tweaked that one a little bit when pulling the other one out or what, but it was really wiggly, and she was begging me to pull it out.
So I did.
(I'm a kindergarten teacher, remember? I'm kind of a pro at pulling teeth by this point!;-)
And there you have it.
The story of how my four-year-old lost her first tooth AND her second tooth in the same day.
Our poor tooth fairy.
She might be broke before the year is up.
Lucy has TWO MORE loose teeth already!
(*Side note: Tooth Fairy? Hard job. Like, seriously stressful. What if they wake up???)
I'll see you back here again in a few days for Max's 9 MONTH update!!!