Today Robyn lost her first tooth .
It's been wiggly for a few weeks and I just knew it was going to fall out any day now. I almost had a heartattack yesterday when we went to an indoor play place and I had nightmares that it would come flying out if someone bumped her too hard and we'd loose it! But yesterday it held on and today, Robyn wiggled it a few times, got a Kleenex and then yanked it out. Brave little 5 yr old eh? She instantly started tearing up and I was worried she was in pain, and then she blurted out "I'm just soooo excited!!" Hahahaha!
So she gargled salt water....you're supposed to do that right? I seem to remember my own mother making me do that! And I gave her an ice cube to put on her gum, so it wouldn't bruise. We called Dad, and G'ma, and her cousin (who has is 9 months older and has already lost 7 teeth, and to Robyn is the "expert" on loosing teeth). Then we took pictures for prosperity and she tucked her wrapped up tooth in her pocket and carried it with her all day.
She was so giddy all day, and I just sat back and thought about how much my little girl has grown up! I remember her getting that first tooth (which coincidently is the same one that fell out) and thinking she was such a big girl then!
The first of many milestones, and I'm taking it in stride. But sometimes I wish I could freeze time and just hug and hold her and not let her get bigger :)