Lila lost her first tooth last night!!!!
Both of her bottom teeth have been extremely loose for a while now, but by yesterday the left one was REALLY dangling. Her permanent tooth was already cutting through behind it. We kept trying to talk her into letting one of us pull it, but she didn't want any part of that. It bled a little off and on all day- it was literally hanging by one little piece!
Finally, we were all in Elise's room for prayers and Lila had a wash cloth in her mouth to soak up a little of the blood. David said, "If you bite down on that wash cloth and tug I bet it comes out!". So, she did just that and out popped the tooth! I grabbed it off of her lip and showed her and she couldn't decide if she should scream, cry, or jump up and down! So, she did a little of both!!!! Then she ran to the mirror to look and let out one more HIGH PITCHED SCREAM (she has a knack for those!) and then finally had a big smile!
After that she was ready to pose for some pics...
It finally clicked with me yesterday that one of the reasons she was trying to put off losing it (besides feeling bad that her big sis still hasn't lost her first tooth) was that she was scared of the idea of the Tooth Fairy coming into her room at night while she was asleep. So, we told her that of course the tooth fairy would understand, and we put her tooth in her special pillow out in the hallway.
This morning she found this:
Four gold coin dollars and some special correspondence from the Tooth Fairy assigned to our family!
It was an exciting night for all of us. It finally hit me around midnight that my sweet little one is old enough to loose teeth!!! Growing up too fast!