Monday, January 21, 2008

Chew on This

As predicted, I am writing to inform the masses that little Alex has grown a little tooth! Yup, right in the front of his little mouth. It's just barely peeking through his gums - really more of a tooth sprout than a full grown chopper. I discovered it last night during his bath. He kept grabbing at my hands and trying to put them in his mouth, which he hasn't really been doing much lately. Then he chomped down on my finger and I thought, "Is it...? Could it be...?" I went on a tooth finding expedition and rooted around in his mouth with my finger until I felt a bumpy little ridge. I attempted to acquire visual confirmation. Yes indeed. I spied the beginnings of a baby-sized tooth popping through his gums.

I'm not sure whether it's customary to describe the location of a tooth from the owner's perspective or your own, but the debut tooth is in the middle on Alex's bottom left. I tried to get a decent picture of it, which is much harder than it sounds. Poor Alex was totally perplexed as I repeatedly yanked on his lower lip and flashed a bright light in his face. So even if you can't spot his tiny little toothy in these pictures, please lie and say that you can so he doesn't think his efforts were all for naught...

2 comments:

Grandpa in Peoria said...

AHA! I talked to you a few days ago, having noticed his slobbering........

leah said...

Oh yeah! I see it!! You know what this means.....Im bring steak and potatoes when I come!! That boy is ready to eat!! :-)