During spring break I noticed that Reese’s bottom two teeth had a gap between them that hadn’t been there before. We realized those teeth were slightly loose. Last week Reese came to me and said that the bottom right tooth felt funny. I gave it a little wiggle and it had loosened a good bit more. I told her it wouldn’t be long until it was time to pull it. Each day since then Lance has asked her if he could pull it and she said no. This morning he told her it looked like it was ready to come out. She would not let him do it but then asked me to pull it. I don’t know why but the thought of pulling her tooth grossed me out. But I told her I would give it a try even though I was not ready for her little smile to change. It was a chapter I wasn’t ready for.
I got some dental floss and tied it around her teeny tiny, sweet little baby tooth. I really didn’t know how to pull a tooth. While Lance recorded it I went to pull the tooth and the dental floss slipped right off. He stopped recording and I tied the dental floss on again. I was just kind of messing with it trying to see where it needed to be and how tight I needed to pull it.
Before Lance could even get the recording going again I had pulled Reese’s tooth. He got it started right as the tooth came out.
There were some tears because she said it hurt a little. She also said she was so glad she did it though.
When we first noticed that her teeth were loose I went on to Etsy and let her pick her own tooth fairy pillow out. She chose the owl in the picture below. It has a little pocket on the front that the tooth/money sit in. She is super excited to see what the Tooth Fairy brings.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a Scholastic book fair warehouse sale and saw a tooth fairy book. I decided to buy it and give it to Reese when she finally lost her first tooth. Tonight we read it before bed. It was just a silly little book but fun to read.