Hope's New Smile

Hope lost her two front baby teeth today.

Hope's two front teeth

Her smile has changed, forever…still as beautiful as ever.

New smile


Hope's new smile

As much as I adored her baby girl smile for so many years, I must admit I was as anxious as she was to lose her two front teeth. Not that I ever wanted to see that baby girl smile go away but after she’s dealt with having trauma and then fillings to those two front teeth, I was anxious to see the new teeth. Her two front teeth have been loose since last summer and though we’ve wiggled those “woggly” teeth for months, they were stubborn and refused to budge. We’ve noticed her gums a bit more agitated above her front teeth and after a visit to the dentist today they advised us that it was best to have her two front teeth extracted.

It was a tough day for us, but thankfully it wasn’t long and she was wearing that smile sharing her pride in losing her two front teeth, knowing it means the tooth fairy is on her way!

Hope's new smile

Showing off her two front teeth

She’s a little proud of those two front teeth that she worked so hard to remove herself. Even with a little help from the dentist it didn’t take long for her to show off the teeth she had removed. She even offered to make a little video that we’ve posted in flickr to tell everyone about her experience this evening. This evening she wrote the tooth fairy a letter that definitely tugged at my heartstrings:

Dear tooth fariy,
I lost my two top front ones can you please take good care of them. I will miss them.

Take care of them. Say yes or no.
Please send back in time.

Hope's letter to the tooth fairy

After the events of today I’m reminded how quickly time escapes us. Though I admit I’ll miss her baby girl smile, I look ahead, smiling, knowing how beautiful her smile will continue to be…no matter how quickly she grows before my very eyes.

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January 22, 2009 - 12:07 am

Nando - Usually, when kids lose their baby teeth, they look a bit on the unfortunate side…but not Hope. Hope looks so adorable without her “two top front ones.”

The funny part is when the adult teeth grow out and she’ll look like a rabbit. Hehe! An adorable wittle wabbit.

January 22, 2009 - 11:51 am

Erica Reynoso - Gosh, time flies! She looks totally cute.

January 22, 2009 - 8:44 pm

Meg - WAAHH! Too sweet. Thanks Amanda!

January 22, 2009 - 9:31 pm

Aunt Terri - Hope,
You are just like your cousin. Noah had his two front teeth come out one right after the other so he was two top toothless too. I can’t believe how fast you are growing up. Love you lots and lots and lots.

January 23, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Colette - Congrats!

January 25, 2009 - 4:28 pm

katie - SOOO cute. I love the video. I really like her letter to the tooth fairy too, she has really good handwriting, wow.
Take it from me time does fly! my daughter is ready for her drivers permit!!!!!! yikes!

January 25, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Barbara Peterson - Adorable. I still remember her as an infant in a stroller in my office with you, Amanda. Can’t believe that much time has passed so quickly.

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