Friday, May 4, 2012

Milani's First Tooth Is Coming In

Milani, 9 months
Since the girls started teething around 4 months (2 months adjusted) I was already used to the sporadic pull of my finger into their mouths, gnawing ease the pain of their gums. Wednesday night, the family and I were sitting on the couch, Mya was in the walker and Milani was sitting on my lap. As usual, she pulled my finger into her mouth and started to chew on it. I was checking my messages on the phone when suddenly I screamed "OOOOOOOOOOOOOWWW!" and drew my finger out of her mouth. Although startled, Milani laughed started reaching for the remote and any other objects close by that she could put in her mouth. I shook my finger from the pain when it hit me, was that a tooth I felt?

Immediately, I jammed my finger back into Milani's mouth, which she didn't mind of course and I ran my finger across her bottom gums until I felt the sharp prick from earlier and there it was; the beginning of Milani's first tooth coming in.

I screamed with delight! "Aaron, Aaron, her tooth is coming in!" I exclaimed but my fiance didn't budge, just smiled. I picked up Milani and went into her room so that I could see the tooth in better lighting. Unfortunately, that was easier said then done. Milani fought with me with her tongue and I could not get a clear view of the tooth. Using my pinky finger to push back her tongue, I saw, ever so slightly, the top of the tooth. I was filled with excitement again. Sorry, I could not get a picture because she won't let me and it is very hard to see.

I placed Milani in her walker and took out Mya so  I could see if she had any teeth coming in; nope not yet.

That night I really understood to cherish each moment with my children because they grow up so fast. It feels like yesterday that I was told that my cervix had opened to 3 cm and I was delivering via c-section at 32 weeks on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011; Mya weighing 3 lbs 9 oz and Milani 3 lbs 1 oz.


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