Considering how many shots and pokes Sydney gets during just one month, you would think pulling out teeth would be a breeze! Not so. Syd hates it. She is content to let them wiggle forever. She has a very small mouth and so she goes to an orthodontist who watches to make sure her permanent teeth are coming in as straight as they can be. One of the ways to do this is to make room by having the baby teeth removed. Last year they wanted to pull 6 teeth but I didn't want her walking around with that many missing teeth at once so we opted to just watch and see and, if the time came where it was imperative they were removed, we would remove them.
Miss Syd has had 4 wiggly teeth for months now. MONTHS! She won't let us take them out. Last week at the ortho he said they need to come out now or the permanent teeth are going to come in more crooked. So starting Sunday, we have wiggled the wiggly teeth out, one per day. Last night she was crying and I said, "well we can wait until tomorrow if you want." She said, "NO I want it out now!" So we wiggled it free! Then we--when I say we I mean Loren and Syd--thought it would be funny to check her blood sugar using the gaping hole from her missing tooth. It actually worked. She was 71. :D
She was very excited for the toothfairy to come. Although the toothfairy in our home is not good. She has forgotten to leave money 2 out of the 4 times we have lost teeth. Sunday we forgot. Monday morning we woke up to Sydney crying because the toothfairy forgot her. She even checked her pillowcase (which is where we "found" the money last time we forgot.) So Loren saved the day that morning. BUT I am proud to say last night, the toothfairy did not forget! Syd even "tricked" the toothfairy by leaving both teeth under her pillow. The toothfairy, feeling guilty from the night before, paid out for two teeth. Anyway here are some pics...
~The missing top tooth. Now she has the cutest little lisp. When she said prayers it sounded like this, "pleath bleth us to be thafe." (please bless us to be safe.) Yes, she had been crying. Yes I asked if she wanted to stop. She said to continue.
~Checking her blood sugar with the tooth blood. :-)
~She thought that part was hilarious. It was accurate too...she was low about 10 minutes earlier and had some juice. She was on her way up...then down. Then way up. It was one of "those" nights.
~This morning...heading to school with her toothless smile--and no more swollen eyes from crying!
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