Monday, March 25, 2013


Elizabeth is turning 8 soon, and we were still waiting for that first loose tooth.  She was pretty stoked when she finally got a loose tooth.  And so we've waited for it to fall out.  And waited.  And waited.

Her permanent tooth came in behind the baby tooth.

And we waited for that baby tooth to loosen up more, but it never did.

Yesterday evening we took some plates of cookies around, and "happened" to see our dentist.  We asked about Elizabeth's tooth problem, and got the answer- time for an extraction.

After I took the kids to school this morning, I called the dentist office and got an appointment for today.  I figured it would be best to just get it done, and not let the anticipation become bigger than the problem.  I picked her up from school early, took her home for a snack, and away we went.

They got her all numbed up.
 (She wasn't so sure about that.)

Then they pulled both lower front teeth.  She was bouncing off the walls with excitement, and trying to chat around the gauze.

She's a tough and brave girl.  There was a little crying as the numbness wore off, but she got through this like a trooper.

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