Last week my daughter hit her loose front tooth on a tube of wrapping paper while we were walking around shopping. She had been using it as a cane, and somehow bumped it hard enough to cause it to start bleeding slightly. With 4 kids we’re no stranger to bumps, bruises stitches, and other various aches and pains.
But a few days ago I looked in her mouth and saw a big bump in her gums above the impact spot. Uh oh. We called the dentist, and made an appointment. Good thing I had been cautious too, because yesterday her tooth bled off and on at school most of the day.
Since it was a baby tooth and already 75% of the way our already the dentist was able to numb her mouth and pull it pretty quickly. Audrey was a great patient too. No fidgeting, no crying, and she didn’t even seem scared! I stepped out of the room at the exact moment he pulled the tooth, I couldn’t stand to watch! I’m not squeamish, but I couldn’t watch.
Thankfully they were prepared with an adorable little box for her tooth, and she was able to bring it home last night and put it under her pillow with a note to the tooth fairy explaining she wanted to keep the box.
She got a gold coin in her box this morning courtesy of the tooth fairy, and she’s already trying to figure out how many she will get if she saves them all when every tooth falls out. That’s my girl.
PS Yesterday we also got Emma’s stitches out. Looks good, and the wound is healing nicely, but clearly Santa isn’t listening. Bah humbug.
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