Don’t look what in the mouth?

At bedtime tonight, Wesley wanted me to feel the new tooth that is just getting ready to fill that cute gap in his mouth. My first thought was (Gross.) “I don’t want to put my finger in your mouth.” But he didn’t care, so I felt it anyway.

It reminded me of when his first baby teeth were coming in. I remember running my fingertip along his gums and feeling new teeth rubbing against my fingernail. My thoughts at that moment were something like… “If it’s broken through the gum, is it officially through? Can I record it in his baby book today? Or do I need to wait until it’s all the way through?” First teeth are exciting for a mommy. Even a nursing mommy. Every milestone is exciting.

Tonight when I told him that it reminded me of feeling his first baby teeth, he rolled his eyes like I was being a disgustingly sentimental woman.

But I think he liked it.

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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One Response to Don’t look what in the mouth?

  1. mary says:

    hey, cool spot! love all your posts. they made me chuckle. 🙂

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