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May 03, 2005

First Missing Tooth!

R6 lost his first tooth about 10 minutes ago. It's the bottom left front tooth.

As I snapped a photo, I got the "Warning: Battery Exhausted" message. Quelle drag. I'll try to get one later this evening.


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Awww, how sweet! My oldest is 6, and has 3-4 loose teeth. She can't wait til one comes out!!!

Posted by: Jema at May 3, 2005 10:08 PM

What a terrible time for the battery to die! Too bad. Good thing he'll have that space there for a few days, so you'll have plenty of photo opps.

Posted by: Sandra at May 3, 2005 11:37 PM

That's one we have yet to experience. Don't know what to expect. Maddie keeps asking me when it's going to happen... I told her I think it will be late for her since she was so late in getting her first tooth even (14 months!) - is there any truth in that or am I making it all up?

Posted by: Megan at May 4, 2005 10:03 AM

What fun! I hope you get a picture soon.

in answer to Megan's question - I don't have any real answer for it, but my daughter got her baby teeth on the late side (first one at 12 1/2 mos, I think, the second one at 13.5 months, then it was a while before more arrived). So I figured she'd start losing them late too. I was wrong - she lost her first tooth at just over 5 years old, and then her second at 6. (then numbers 3-8 were lost in a 3 month time period at age 7. very fun smile, with 6 teeth missing!).

Posted by: Tracy at May 4, 2005 11:00 AM

What fun! My almost 7 yo son has yet to even have the slightest wiggle. Granted, he didn't even get his first tooth until after his first birthday, but other friends have told me that that isn't any indication.

On the other hand, the dentist told me that the statistical bell curve for girls losing their first tooth is a very tall bell curve with the center at 5.5 and short tails whereas the statistical bell curve for boys is much flatter and wider, is centered at 6.5 years and has much longer tails. (If that was totally meaningless to you, think of the girls curve as being more like a mountain and the boys as being a low wide mesa. If I could draw in the comments section, I would...)

Posted by: cjmr at May 4, 2005 03:51 PM

My eldest can't WAIT for his first tooth to fall out LOL He turned 5 yesterday

Posted by: Melany at May 5, 2005 03:05 AM

My eldest can't WAIT for his first tooth to fall out LOL He turned 5 yesterday

Posted by: Melany at May 5, 2005 03:06 AM

Interesting and good to know. Maddie (who didn't get her first tooth until 14 months) is almost 6.5 and no signs of any loose teeth yet.

Thanks for the info and your experiences.

Posted by: Megan at May 5, 2005 07:06 PM

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