This guy lost his FIRST tooth this week! He popped into my room at 5:53 AM bursting to tell me that he had *just* pulled it out. Well good morning to you too buddy!
Read on for more pictures of this cute kid, and tips for taking pictures of that first lost tooth! Hint: It’s not hard, just do it.
And, if you’re not weirded out by looking in other people’s mouths, you’ll notice that his two bottom adult teeth are already in! Like, not just poking through a little bit – they are pushing and shoving there way in there. I wouldn’t be surprised if he lost the other front tooth this week – honestly, I think he could have pulled it out today if he had tried.
How exciting, right? It’s a milestone, which means it deserves the big-girl camera! Please tell me I’m not the only one who has to make it a point to set down the phone and get out the big camera from the important things. Right??
Quick Tips for taking pictures of your child after they lose their first tooth:
- Take pictures right away! There is something so exciting about that moment right after losing it, so just pull out that camera and take the shot! It doesn’t have to be a big deal, just stand them in some decent light and ask them to show you their teeth.
- Make sure you get the gappy grin photo. I used a wide open aperture (f/2.0) so that my backyard could just be blurry and not distracting from his fantastic new grin.
- Get one good one of them holding their tooth. I figure if I have a picture of it then I can have zero qualms about throwing it away after the tooth fairy swoops in. I am sentimental about some things, but not their teeth. Are you? (Mom advice question: do you flush it? put it at the bottom of the kitchen trash??)
- Grab a shot of that special tooth fairy note or pillow! I’m pretty low-maintenance for these type of things, so a plain ‘ol envelope works for us. But I do love seeing his kindergarten spelling and new found skills blossoming: “From D, to the Towht Far-e.”
So that’s that. We are crossing off the “First Tooth Lost” milestone!
Update on the younger kids: My baby is still squishing himself into cupboards whenever the opportunity strikes. He isn’t getting any close to fitting, but that doesn’t stop him from trying.
He even took his sister’s hand to see if maybe they would fit inside together. Nope, but still sweet of him.
And… I kinda sorta love those 2T SHORTS that look like highwater PANTS. Someday they’ll stay up, right? Maybe next winter.
I’m super interested: How much does the tooth fairy bring at your house? Tell me!