Thursday, April 17, 2008


Today, as Olivia was chewing on my finger, I felt a little poke.

I got out my flashlight and worked for 10 minutes trying to pry open her mouth and hold back her tongue long enough to find the source of the poking. After much fighting, I found it...

Her first tooth! Bottom front tooth on the right side, to be exact.

Granted, it's still just the tip of the tooth and I imagine that she'd have to be sedated to willingly allow another peek, but I can certainly feel it. And I'm sure she does too. She's been drooling and sleeping LOTS today.

Ah, our little girl is growing up!

Since I couldn't get a picture of the tooth (I could barely get a glimpse), here are two photos I took after our walk today to show how fast our girl is growing up. She was standing alone next to her stroller (with wheels locked) and playing with the straps.

Please, Mom, you don't have to hold onto me. I'm fine!


Maygy said...

That is so exciting! Congrats, Olivia, on your first tooth! I just discovered our baby's first teeth last week - her two bottom ones had just poked through! :) Watch out, they are sharp!

Jen said...

Yea for her tooth! She is growing up so fast!

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Many blessings,