So it’s happened. Caroline has let me know that she has a loose tooth. I know, you’re probably thinking what’s the big deal. This is a huge deal for any momma! Especially when it happens to your last baby! I remember the day that I blogged about my drooly chubby baby cutting her first one. You can see the announcement HERE. I was so excited. The photo above is from this post.
There are a few sad details that come to mind when this happens. The child that you have carried, fed, cuddled, loved, kissed and bathed, is very soon going to start looking like a “big kid”. There is something that happens when your child’s adult teeth start to grow in. They really start to look like the big kid and adult they will become. Soon, long gone will be the face of your child from the first six years of their life. That face will only exist in video, photos and your memories.
I am overwhelmed with emotion as I sit back and think about all the times those beautiful little teeth caught my eye. Her gigantic laughter when she throws her head back and laughs. Her tight together jittery smile when those teeth would chatter from the cold winters. Her sweet smile as she said goodbye to me on her first day of school.
On a positive note, I am looking forward to to see what my big girl is going to look like! This is going to be the new face of my big girl, all the way into her adulthood. The face that will carry on in my future grandchildren (hopefully).
The only thing I can do now that I know that these teeth, I celebrated on each of their arrival, are on their way out, is take as many photographs as I can, and try to make her smile as much as possible. Pretty soon they will only exist in photographs and my memory.