Dear Crissy

My baby’s first tooth

My baby as a tooth! (feel like shouting it!) Since I’m absolutely horrible when it comes to logging Evan’s milestones in his baby book in a timely manner, I figured I should at the very least do a post about this momentous event in my son’s life. If there was ever a time when a photograph to illustrate a post would be fitting, it’s now, but sadly I was lucky to even catch a fleeting glimpse of said chomper, since coming anywhere near his mouth results in a fit of rage. Come to think of it, lots of things send him into fits lately, and I guess that’s another indication that TODDLERHOOD is on the horizon.

Evan is 9-months-old (he’ll be 10-months on June 3rd) and I was beginning to think he was the only baby on the block that wasn’t yet cutting teeth. The funny thing is, you could see a full set of lower teeth just under his gums, and I figured it was only matter of time. Yesterday, my suspicion was confirmed when I was able to pull his lower lip down just enough to see and feel one sharp little pearly white poking up through his inflamed gums. Poor little guy, I’m sure there is some pain involved.

As with each milestone that he hits, I’m a sentimental mess. I am as proud of that little tooth as a mother could be of any accomplishment that her child may have in life. Just imagine how psyched I’m going to be when he brings home his first drawing from pre-school, or learns to ride a bike. I’m sure my heart will explode into a million little sappy pieces, and that’s OK, because while it’s bittersweet to him maturing in every way, it’s also so gratifying and exciting too. Being a mom is the best.

UPDATE: During a period of crankiness this afternoon, I peeked behind little E’s lower lip, and low and behold, a second tooth. We now have not just a tooth, we have TEETH! Amazing! ;)

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  1. Tiffany — May 17, 2010 @ 3:41 pm (#)

    It’s official then, Bubbette is indeed the only one left without a tooth. LOL. YAY for Evan! I need a photo!

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    • Crissy — May 17th, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

      Aww, haha. I was so shocked when I felt that sharp little sucker down there! I’ve been feeling around for teeth for months now, and never anything. I will do my best to get a picture! :)

  2. Maybelline — May 17, 2010 @ 6:11 pm (#)

    You’re not alone! with every new thing my baby acomplish comes a mix of feelings that I can’t control, ’cause I know he won’t be this little anymore and as exciting as it is seing him grow it brings that OMG! it was just yesterday!!

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  3. Echo — May 17, 2010 @ 10:00 pm (#)

    that’s so exciting! my kiddo (13 mo.) just cut his 10th (his second molar) and i’m so stoked! haha. it never gets old! :)

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  4. Amy — May 17, 2010 @ 10:59 pm (#)

    That’s so exciting! I can remember when my daughter got her 1st tooth!

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    Have a great week!

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  5. Sarah — May 18, 2010 @ 2:01 pm (#)

    That is exactly what happened with Abigail’s first tooth, and at 9-months as well! One came right after the other! She has 6 now and I’m ready for this teething stuff to be over! :)

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  6. Sheena — May 20, 2010 @ 3:16 am (#)

    Congrats on not one but TWO teeth! Before you know it, he’ll have a mouth full of chompers. Break out the bread and apples, lol.

    P.S. Our baby books are empty. You are not alone.

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