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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Tooth Day!

If you that thought that Thursday, October 20th was just going to be an ordinary day, I admit, I was once like you.  Then, somewhere between waking up (bright and early at 6:30am) and going down for a nap at 10:30am, we discovered something extraordinary.

A tooth!  A little pointy white nub poking through the lower front right space, where just yesterday only gums existed.  Our little girl is growing up so quickly, I can hardly wrap my mind around it.

I will so that this is a bit of a long time coming.  You may have noticed that there are very few photos of Gretchen in which she is not wearing a bib.  She has been drooling for many moons, and if I were a betting girl, I would have put my money on her getting teeth at least a month or so ago.  I can actually see them under the surface, little toothy outlines just waiting to be seen by the outside world. 

So what do we do on First Tooth Day?  Here's a little recap:

First we drink some juice using our newest skill of drinking from a sippy cup.  As of a week ago, Gretchen couldn't make heads or tails out of what to do with this crazy new cup, and now she's an expert.  By the way, thank you to our friends the Elys for having the foresight to gift us a sippy cup at our baby shower last year.  Amazing how an item that seems so advanced comes in handy before you know it.  

After juice, we spend some time gnawing on Sophie the hard teething giraffe.  I believe we're working on more teeth to come in the very near future.

We pause and do our best Ed Asner impression.

 We spend some time with Daddy as he admires our new tooth.

 We have fun practicing our steps.

 We love on our favorite penguin pillow (thank you Uncle Chris!),

 Then we try to eat our favorite penguin pillow,

 Then we try to eat a blanket,

And then we settle on chewing up Sophie again. It sure was a fun filled day of working out that tooth, today is truly the first day of a whole new phase of life!  So many things to chew! 

 Congratulations baby girl!  Happy First Tooth Day! 

1 comment:

  1. Love it. As usual. Your blogstalker, Meggo