Tooth 3 and Tooth 4

June 11, 2006 on 3:54 pm | In General, Year 1 | No Comments

Dear Julien,

You cut your third tooth a few days after we got back from Smith. Last night you cut your fourth. They’re a matched pair up on top, but not the middle two. Instead the two teeth to either side of the center pair have made an appearance first. Also, while those teeth have cut through the gums, they’re not visible when you smile yet, so we have gummy smiles to look forward to for a little bit longer.

You get very clingy and needy when you’re about to cut a tooth. I’m starting to recognize the signs, so really I shouldn’t have been surprised when I caught that spot of white on your gums this morning. There’s a palpable bulge across your gums so I know the other two in the middle are on their way too, thought it seems to take you a week or two to cut teeth once they make their way down.

We’ve had some restless nights, but not the endless crying that I remember my parents telling me about so I am thankful that both you and your big brother are gradual teethers and cut me a little break in that department.

While I’m going to miss the gummy smiles, I’m looking forward to your being able to chew better. You’re very into your food now and frustrated with puree, but you can’t quite chew properly or even take good a good bite with only 2 teeth!

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