There is this cute little book by Lauren Child (creator of the Charlie and Lola series) about Lola losing her first ever tooth. We've had the book for a couple of years and read it several times.
Now, going back to when Ryanna was two years old...She tried to get out of the bathtub by herself one time and slipped and fell on one of her front teeth. She cried for an hour, so I knew she had hurt herself pretty badly because she's not one to cry unless she's really hurt (she never cried for one single shot at the doctor's office). I gave her some Tylenol and she was fine from then on.
Well, a few weeks after that, I started noticing that the tooth was turning a brown color. I had it checked out by the dentist who said the tooth was alive, but had suffered severe trama. He said that because of the trama, the tooth would either come out much earlier than the others or stay in much later. Given how it looked, I was hoping it would be sooner.
Flash foward to this year. Ryanna's tooth changed from a brownish color to a red color--looking like there was blood in the tooth. We took her in for her check-up to learn that she must've damaged it again. Apparently teeth don't just change colors on their own, they have to be bumped or banged or otherwise hurt. Well, whatever had happened hadn't hurt her because she'd never said one thing about it.
Last Friday Ryanna went to the zoo. Afterward, she went for softserve ice cream cones. While she was licking the cone, she noticed blood on her ice cream. They cleaned it off and she took a bite of the cone and saw more blood. (This is turning into a Stephenie Meyer type tale wouldn't you say?)
Upon examination at home, I discovered she had somehow knocked off the bottom portion of her tooth. Ryanna said she didn't hurt at all--if there had been pain she would've definitely felt it eating ice cream that's for sure. We tried to have her eat soft foods over the weekend and scheduled her in for a visit on Monday. All weekend she kept saying, "I hope I have a wobbly tooth!!!"
Well, the nerve was completely exposed and the dentist was pretty much in awe that she wasn't writhing on the floor in pain. I think I may have to start her training as a boxer or something... So, this is how she'll look for 2-3 years is what I hear:
Of course Owen wanted to be in on the picture action:
We're happy to report the Tooth Fairy made her way to our house and left 75 cents. I thought she was going to get more, but she kept talking about how she was going to get a coin because of the story and apparently the Tooth Fairy didn't want to disappoint.