Guess who visited Isaac last night? Yes, we went to see his grandparents in Arizona a week and a half ago for Grampy’s well deserved retirement… Yes GMa and GPa from Hawai’i came to visit this last Thursday and went home yesterday…. Yes, sweet Jan and Audrey Bella, Gavin Marquez’ Mom and Sister came to visit in the early evening… Yes Uncle Marc and Ate Mhener came to town and we had dinner together… Out of guesses? The Tooth Fairy!!!!!! Can you believe it?
Isaac’s bottom front teeth have become progressively loose since last September. But he is only 4 1/2 now!? So when this bottom right tooth became so loose that I could bend it almost horizontally forward and he had a bit of blood on his toothbrush and pillow case, the nervous first time Mommy in me popped out! I called the Dentist! What if he aspirated the tooth? I don’t know if it’s actually ready and should I do anything about it? Could be tomorrow or a month before it falls out on its own? Of course the receptionist reminded me that normally its best for teeth to fall out on their own. But I let her know Isaac has special circumstances that do not necessarily allow him to notify me that a tooth is rolling around in his mouth. Particularly worrying if it happened during a seizure! Dr. Job is lovely and had us come in at our earliest convenience.
We got Isaac’s first dental X-ray to confirm that it was actually time to start loosing baby teeth.
We confirmed that he is ‘Dentally Advanced’ (same term used more than two years ago when I was concerned he still had so much gum tissue around his back molars, but the dentist was surprised they were already out!).
Woah! Look at all those adult teeth!!!
Dr. Job gently plucked Isaac’s first tooth from his mouth and gave me instructions on how to take care of the next teeth as they become ready.
Isaac really didn’t mind. He took a great nap right after!
And the tooth fairy paid him a visit overnight! I think I was so excited about this milestone that I had the whole office excited too! He might be one of their youngest to lose a first baby tooth due to adult teeth poking their way through, and he is certainly one of their cutest and most cooperative!