She was wiggling that baby tooth forever, it seemed like. Most days we got "hey mom/dad, want to see how wiggly my tooth is?" Finally, I was starting to get worried about the way the new teeth were growing in out of place since the baby teeth were still there. On Oct 9th, we were driving to school and I decided that we'd better get an opinion from the dentist. I told her we'd be calling the dentist in one week if that baby tooth were still there. I encouraged her to play with that tooth with her tongue whenever she could.
She came home and after dinner that day and showed us that her tooth was barely hanging on since she'd been playing with it all day. I took a look and knew it was a matter of seconds--It was doing the 360 degree twist. "Go yank that thing out...just take a tissue and do it," I said--not thinking she actually would. She looked at me intently for a moment, turned around, walked to the bathroom, grabbed a tissue and yanked that tooth right out. Brave. I'm pretty sure I was never that brave.
So, first baby tooth lost, Oct 9, 2012 (right, bottom, for baby book purposes). Five dollars from the tooth fairy (I thought we weren't doing the tooth fairy, but Caitlin thinks we are--so, I guess we are?) Then the second tooth was lost on the 20th--(surprise! adult tooth already half-way up behind that one too!)--both middle lower teeth gone--Caitlin now $8 richer. She was way more impressed with the three $1 bills than the one $5 bill. And not even a gap-y smile yet. She's got at least 2 more loosey gooseys waiting that will go soon.
ah, the milestones keep going by...