Thursday, August 9, 2012

Alex is Growing Up... Or the Things We Do for Love

Alex had a momentous event this morning. His tooth has been loose for a while, but he has been tentative in wiggling it. I noticed a couple days ago that the adult tooth is coming in so it was time to get serious! I always  tell my pre-med students that there is a significant reason why I had no desire to become a doctor. The issue was not for the lack of scholastic ability but for the lack of an iron stomach. I felt queasy just thinking about him moving his tooth around.

Jason tried several times to tie some floss around the tooth, but even when we got it tied under the base of the tooth it just wouldn't work. Enter the mom. So despite my queasiness, I grabbed a piece of paper towel and yanked out the tooth. Alex is thrilled!

Here he is talking on the phone to Nana about his lost tooth.

In this one, you can really see the adult tooth coming in.


  1. This is so cute. I totally winced when you pulled the tooth out with a tissue. I don't have an iron stomach either. Stopping by from mob society.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kate! Motherhood has forced me to face many things which I have no stomach for... :)