The Last First Lost Tooth.

There has been a big happening in the Sunny House… my little Teddy has lost his first tooth. We put it in a little leather pouch under his pillow and this morning, behold, his tooth was gone and in it’s place, was a ‘diamond!’

 

It seemed to have happened so very fast… one day it was loose and then a few days later, out it came. To be honest, I feel quite unprepared for my baby to have lost his first tooth and I don’t really want to think of the implications of this milestone. He’s my little one, my baby with whom I still lie with for him to fall asleep. I still dry him when he gets out of the bath and yes, it’s mostly me who still brushes his teeth! I don’t want him to get big yet. When his older sister, Kitty, lost her first tooth, it was all excitement… wow… we thought… she is ready for First Grade! How exciting! With Teddy, I have felt utterly panicked! Oh no, NO!… soon he’ll get gangly, become only interested in sport, be getting his drivers license and driving off into his future! I’m being dramatic, I know, but suddenly it’s all going way too fast. How can I slow it down? How can I pause it so that I can look at it all in it’s every tiny detail?

I can’t! I can’t slow it down and I can’t even pause it. All I can do is enjoy it… every single part of it. All I can do is be HERE, in THIS moment, while it is still happening. I have THIS precious, precious moment and, my gosh, I’m going to feel it for all it’s worth! I’m going to be IN it and I’m going to know how lucky I am to be having it.

Each stage of motherhood is magical and I know that I have to be brave enough to step forward into the future with my children. I’m not loosing anything, I’m only gaining more beautiful memories as we fly towards the sun.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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  1. I know exactly how you feel. Going through the same thing with my youngest. My husband travels a lot so my son often wants to sleep with me when he is gone and I don’t mind a bit! Last night I was nearly in tears as his little hand reached out and held mine in his sleep. Oh, to hold on to it forever!

  2. I know how you feel, My youngest is still only 23 months old, but my oldest is 17 and I know how quickly she got there. Holding on to and living in the moment is so important, but congratulations to your little one on reaching such a wonderful milestone!

  3. This is going to be happening here soon, too, and I’m sort of dreading it. My younger son is 6 and hasn’t lost any yet, but they’re wiggly! It’s such a milestone. Losing more of their babyhood. I remember these teeth coming in!

  4. How cool that he got a ‘diamond’ instead of money – I love that idea!

    Yes time flies by far too quickly. My children have all flown the nest now and it wasn’t easy letting go as I wasn’t ready for it – it all happened so quickly. One minute they were losing teeth, the next they were off…. or so it seemed. Keep your chin up though! Grandchildren are the best thing ever!

  5. And my youngest got into the car with her big sister and drove off to shadow at the high school yesterday. Wow was that strange.

  6. Well said Donni, I enjoy and truly FEEL each of those moments myself!!

  7. If he stays as gorgeous as he is in that picture it doesn’t matter if he gets gangly with sprouting hairs on his chinny chin chin.

  8. The diamond is such a cute idea! :) And I know how you feel! I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son, and today as I was rocking my son, my daughter asked to be rocked too. I picked her up and rocked her and was very conscious of the fact that she will never again have the baby fat, the little baby voice (though she still has the high-pitched little girl voice), and she’s sooo long in comparison! I enjoyed every baby moment my daughter had and took tons of pictures and videos, but I still feel a little loss, even as I feel excitement for her future and her growing independence. It’s all an adventure, isn’t it? :) I DO feel very lucky to have all the photos and videos, that’s for sure.

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