Monday, August 31, 2009

My little boy! Sniff, Sniff......

Nick has his first loose tooth.

He and Cameron were wrestling the other day and Nick got knocked in the mouth which made the tooth dangerously loose. So I decided today to take a picture before he went to school just in case he lost it at lunch or something. His permanent tooth is lurking way back behind in a rather disconcerting spot. A position that makes me hope Dr. Gee isn't going to retire anytime soon.....

Well, he got excited about the thought of his tooth coming out today, so I told him I would try to pull it after school. This is not my area of expertise. When I wiggle a little kids tooth, I feel the different sensations down to my bones. The unsettling crackling noise the ripping skin makes, the sometimes grinding of old tooth against new tooth....(shudder). But, I decided to give it a go. Besides, I happen to know my regular tooth puller is busy making a baby quilt...(teehee!) and therefore is unavailable. So we took one last picture and went to work!

I knew that Kellie's 'twist-and-pull' with toilet paper was 99.6% successful in most cases where the tooth was hanging by a thread. Of flesh. Ew.

Nick was pretty brave. And I was pretty squeamish. I didn't have it in me to just grab the tooth & rip so I probably made it a little more painful than it had to be....

See what I mean?

Just when he was to the point of changing his mind.......I managed to get a good grip & twist in just the right direction.....

Hey! Lookie there!

It's so tiny!! (I'm always amazed at how little baby teeth are....)

Forever changed!! Aww....sniff, sniff! Sometimes these milestones just kill me!


(Thanks to Sid for capturing all the awesome shots!)

10 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh, my gosh. I love those pictures! I can't believe you were able to catch all that on film-- the anticipation, the worry, the pain, the amazement. Priceless!

Piglet de' Erin said...

Wow Tammy! those are spectacular pictures. I love that you caught that all. that will be awesome for him when he gets older.

JoMamma said...

I think baby teeth are the last little things they have before they become a regular kid.

You did a great job catching so many wonderful moments with your camera.

Ella said...

I felt that! ouch! Cute pics!

tammy said...

I will pass on all the credit for the pics to Sidney. She really got some perfect shots! I love the story they tell! Great job Sidney!

TheEnglishKid said...

Sid, you did a good job with the pics! :P

haley said...

Ew ew ew EWWWWW! Your description of the tooth removal and the sounds, etc. makes my skin crawl, and my teeth hurt! (I think I will make Aaron do all the tooth pulling in our family!)

Carterista said...

Love your pics, Sid.
Love your descriptive writing, Tammy.
Also, Love the fact that Jarid is our tooth-puller.
I think our kids love that fact, too.

Fahrenheit 350° said...

You did this? My primary kids were always trying to show me their loose teeth - and just knowing they were loose made me squeamish! You go girl!

a little music said...

Awwww . . . I'm about to cry! Mine are all bigger than that! Can I feel jealous about such a gross part of being a mom?

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