25 January 2010

loose tooth!

Yep--we have one. It's one of the teeny-tiny bottom teeth. I can't imagine the root is very big either, so I expect it to come out soon.

Stay tuned...

Update!
*photo removed*

Yep. It's gone. She did it all herself. (Yes, it's a little dry around here right now.)

She's a little concerned that her tooth is "broken" but is excited about the possibility of a new, strong tooth coming. I'm a little worried that she thinks the tooth fairy is bringing the new tooth tonight.



These are the things that make me angry. Can you imagine how little nutrition she was getting to grow a tooth this size? This one is smaller than the one still in her mouth.

14 comments:

Maura said...

Nothing cuter than a sweet girlie's gap-toothed smile.

That is a tiny tooth. I'm sure the lack of nutrition had an affect. But those first bottom teeth are very tiny anyway. My older child was late to lose her baby teeth, and they were worn down to nubs when they finally came out.

Barb said...

Yay Lexi! Hope the Russian tooth fairy is generous . . . hint,hint Mommy! Sofia has lost 7 teeth since she's been home . . . faster than any of the boys . . . and yes, they've been small too.

Lexi is so precious!!

Jennifer said...

I did not know the tooth fairy came to Russia! Is she generous? I think those baby teeth do get worn down. Since she is going on 7, she has had them in her mouth awhile, but nutrition may very well play a large part of it. Let's pray that the new ones are strong and mighty!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

THANKS FOR THE PICS!!! LOL!!!

When Genea lost her first tooth, she had no idea about the tooth fairy. I had to explain it all to her from scratch.
Now, she's like, ok what day will the fairy be here, I need some cash.

Lexi looks sooooo good!

Annie said...

When Sergei lost his first tooth I could not remember the Russian word for "fairy"....so I flapped my arms a bit like wings.... So, he thought I was talking about a "Tooth Bird".

I'm a very, very bad tooth bird. The tooth bird always goes to sleep when the children do, and leaps out of bed into household chores until the poor toothless ones come down and ask what happened to the Tooth Bird? Stupid bird.

Hope the fairy does better.

kate said...

Annie, bird probably made more sense than fairy anyway. I'm told it's a mouse here in Russia who takes the teeth.

The Holmes Crew said...

Way to go Lexi - pulling it out yourself! Skip's first two fell out right before Christmas - the first was loose for weeks and the last day he played with it all day til finally wigglin' it out. The second one came out less than 2 weeks later and he didn't even know he lost it. He was outside all afternoon and as his habit is to eat snow when he's out there, we figure his mouth was numb to the point he didn't feel it come out!

Her new smile is adorable!

Kathy Friend said...

Don't even get me started on the whole dental hygiene / nutrition thing in the orphanages. But I will say, nothing is cuter than a little princess with a missing tooth!

Lindsay said...

That is one teeny tiny tooth. I hope that her adult teeth growth hasn't been equally affected.

Lauri said...

awww... a big milestone to share with your girl... what is the tooth fairy bringing her?

Tina in CT said...

I can imagine how her bad nutrition is very upsetting for you as her mom but think of it that 4 months ago that all changed and now she has a mother that is taking care of all her needs and with lots of love.

Jennifer: Of course the Tooth Fairy visits American kids in Russia. When she visits my grandchildren in Moscow, she leaves a hefty sum but a good portion of it buys toothbrushes for an orphanage there.

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

Heyyy our girls are teeth twins!! Anna lost her 3rd tooth this weekend!!

Annie said...

If it comforts you, I'll say that Anastasia's and Zhen's baby teeth were tiny like that, too. And, their hair was like baby hair - Nastya's was almost more like down than hair.... But within months their hair was completely different and the permanent teeth are not only the right size - they are strong and healthy (and, thank you Lord!) straight!

Here's another amazing thing... When we met Zhen the doctor had with her about six inches worth of medical records. He'd been in and out of hospital since they'd gotten him. He was chronically ill and they thought he might even have TB, his lungs were so weak. The winter we were waiting to go get him, he spent in a sanatorium. But, you know what? Since we have had him he has not had so much as a cold. He has NEVER ONCE been ill with anything....except a cold sore. So, good diet and love makes a big difference. Lexi has both now!

Suzanne said...

Kate, those teeth could be so much worse. They are tiny, yes, but they look like teeth, not like tiny lumps of butter.