Sunday, April 28, 2013

Get Ready Tooth Fairy!

About a month ago, we noticed Bubby had an adult tooth coming in on the bottom in the front behind his baby teeth. He's two weeks shy of turning 8, and none of his baby teeth are even remotely loose. We had been previously assured by a dentist that he would probably lose them late because he didn't start getting teeth until he was a year old.

We recently decided to switch dentists, mainly for location and convenience. I shopped around and finally settled on a new office. I did so just in time, a day before his appointment, the other front tooth had popped through. The new teeth are not pushing on the babies, nor are they causing them to loosen. So obviously, we are now scheduled to have both front lower teeth. Tomorrow.

I called last Thursday to set up the appointment with the specialist we were referred to. I figured it would be a few weeks before we could get an appointment. Much to my surprise, they gave me an appointment time for Monday afternoon. He has a few other things he needs taken care of that are much more urgent that the pulling of these two teeth (thanks to the other dentist - it ended up being for the better that we switched offices), so waiting for a date after Monday really wasn't the best choice. I agreed to the appointment Monday.

I picked Bubby and Sassy up from school Thursday. He came out grinning because he passed his practice spelling test, which meant he wouldn't have to take the actual test Friday. It hit me like a ton of bricks looking at him grinning - no more baby teeth smile. He now has two adult teeth behind these baby teeth. The minute these baby teeth come out, he won't have a gummy smile. We won't have to wait for adult teeth to grow in - THEY ARE ALREADY HERE.

I don't know why it's bothering me so much. I guess because he's two weeks shy of turning eight. He's my first baby, that's not really a baby anymore. Losing his teeth and having adult teeth in his smile makes that much more apparent. I can't even think about it without tearing up.

I took him outside today for a mini photo shoot. I like to pretend I know what I'm doing behind the camera even though I don't. Even thought it was rainy and dreary, I enjoyed the walk around the neighborhood with him. We giggled and laughed. I got some pictures I love. Today is his last baby teeth smile day. I'm gonna miss his baby teeth smile. Here are a few of those pics. I promise to not over load you with pics. Well, I promise to try.

Pointing to the two teeth that will be gone after tomorrow...

Such a goofy boy. Caught him being silly...

Be still my heart...


  1. Aww :`( they do grow up fast.

    You are an excellent photographer!

    1. Thank you! Yes. All too fast. He's growing adult teeth, and Sassy is registered for kindergarten. Where are my babies?!