29 January, 2008

Last of the Gummy Smiles

For two people who have been to the dentist only twice, nope wait, make that once, in the last 5 1/2 years*, we talk about teeth a lot around here. We try to take good care of our teeth, we brush twice a day, floss once a day, we even brush our tongues with these fancy tongue brushes we got from my cousin, The Dental Hygienist, a couple Christmases ago.

We also wonder a lot about the Little Goat's teeth, periodically quizzing her about the appearance of her first
tooth/teeth. We tease her about taking after her Uncle, my brother, who was just over a year old when he got his first tooth (according to my Dad).

Well wonder no more! It would appear, as of this afternoon, that we now have one more
soon-to-be-SET of teeth to look after. Yup, the wee Goat has a tooth! Bottom middle on the left (her left) to be exact. I suppose it's possible that it's been there for a day or two, but she was going down for a nap this afternoon and I was just wondering out loud when she would get a tooth when a lovely shiny glint caught my eye and there it was.

I don't know about you, but I'm all about the gummy smiles - I love 'em - but here's to a new era, my Little Goat. To grins that are shiny with teeth (not drool) and many visits from the Tooth Fairy!

*We'd maybe go more often if we had a good dental plan, but alas, we don't. Also, the last time we went and I had x-rays, the tech only gave me one bib! I'm referring to the lead vests/bibs they use to cover you with to help lessen your exposure to the x-rays. If you're a woman, they should, in particular, be covering up any areas related to reproduction as those organs are especially sensitive to radiation. They should also, be ye man or woman, cover up your thyroid!! I'm not sure why I didn't say anything at the time. Next time you have a dental x-ray, make sure they cover you up!


Jess said...

Aw! Adorable pictures! Congrats on the milestone.

erin k said...

wow, you guys are beautiful!

Jenn said...

She is SO cute! I think I've said it before but really, she is!

Brenda said...

those are the best chubby cheekss! you must have good milk!

Beck said...

Now I'm all paranoid about my thryroid!
What a cute little dolly you have! Those first teeth are SO exciting, aren't they?

Kellan said...

I love the gummy smiles too - but I also love all those beautiful teeth - how exciting, her first new tooth!!! Those are simply adorable pictures! She is a doll and the one with the two of you is precious. Take care Bren - see you soon.

Kellan said...

Thanks for coming by today Bren - hope you have had a good day. See you soon. Kellan