I Spy a Pearly White

It's hard to believe, but Baby Preston is sprouting his first tooth!

Call me a bad mother, but I didn't even realize it. This past Wednesday our realtor even asked me if he was teething, and I said, "I don't think so, but I don't know. He always sucks on things and drools." And then that was the end of it. You would have thought that right then and there I would have stuck my finger in his mouth and checked. But, I didn't.

The next day I actually bought Baby Orajel thinking I should be prepared for when Preston actually does start to get teeth. That same afternoon and into the evening Preston just wasn't himself. He was cranky, wouldn't go to sleep, and kept sucking his bottom lip into his mouth, over his gums. (It was kind of funny.)

Jeremy suggested that maybe Preston was cutting teeth. So I pried open Preston's mouth and there it was, a little tooth bud trying to make its way into the outside world! Another great suggestion from Dad was to give Preston a pacifier (of which we have ONE because he's never used them) to see if that would help him get to sleep. And, it did. Go Dad!

I've been excited about his tooth for days now! And I've been trying to get a picture of it. But he's soo squirmy and every time I try to pull his lip down he sticks his tongue out. So all I have to show of his tooth is this slightly-blurred pic of Preston smiling. The camera flash is reflecting off his tooth.

It's funny how I'm proud of Preston...like he got an A on his report card or won first place in a race. I've even teared up about it.

My little man...getting teeth. Why it seems like only yesterday he was crapping in his pants and eating smashed up sweet potatoes. Oh wait, that was yesterday? Never mind.


MBKimmy said...

Yeah ... first tooth! Tatum got 2 each time - 2 bottom, 2 top then 2 more on top - boom boom boom ... it was NUTS -
We use Teething tables - they are homeopathich sp? work GREAT!!!

Love the picture even if it is a little blurry!

Mimi said...

Such a smile-y happy face... so cute!

excruciatingly said...

He is Gerber Baby beautiful. Ridiculous.

Marium said...

oieeee...such a cutie! bless!