Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Milestone, presented in digital media.









I've never in my life seen him this excited. Not at Christmas, not at birthdays. Never. He is beyond ecstatic.

I thought he was sobbing earlier when making those squealing noises, but when I asked what was wrong he said, "I AM JUST SO EXCITED!1,000,000 (yes, that is meant to be excited! to the 1,000,000th power, but my superscript isn't coming out so clearly).

He has been bouncing around and shouting "LOOK! I CAN TALK WITHOUT OPENING MY TEETH NOW!" and "LOOK! I CANT BREATH WITHOUT OPENING MY TEETH NOW!" which I supposed he never realized he could do before. But there is just SO! MUCH! EXCITEMENT! in his little body, I fear it will spontaneously combust.

And me? Well, it sure does happen fast. Kindergarten last week, lost baby tooth this week. My boy. He is growing up, and he is so very excited about it. Truthfully, at times like these, his excitement about it all far outshines those motherly pangs of babyhood gone by. Nights like these you remember forever, not for the days gone by or for the shedding of a tiny tooth that began forming in my womb all those years ago; but because of the contagious excitement of one little boy, who isn't quite so little anymore.

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Edited to add: He woke up at 6am, thrilled with his money from the tooth fairy. I sent him back to bed for a bit more sleep. When he woke up at 7am, he was sobbing because "I want my Toothy back!!" Yes, he named it Toothy. He doesn't want it back in his mouth, I think he wants it has a collectible. But he's broken into sobs twice over it today already. Losing a tooth is quite the emotional rollercoaster evidently. The highs and lows of growing up.

20 comments:

slouching mom said...

ack! jack is a day or two away from losing that same tooth! it'd be his first tooth also!

(and the one next to it is loose, also.)

many congratulations to bubtar.

jen said...

a milestone, indeed. and i love the step by step you captured and he will love it too.

Joy, of course said...

Oh this is great! And it's how I felt about Ben going back to school. How could I possibly be sad or nostalgic in the face of all that giddyness?

Beck said...

That first tooth is SO exciting for them!

~aj~ said...

His excitement is contagious. I don't think I've ever been as excited about someone's tooth coming out before!

How do you live with that cuteness day in and day out? I would just melt...

Becca said...

woo hoo! Good for him! Is he feeling better?

Hetha said...

Yay for Bubtar! I'm squeeling for you!

kittenpie said...

Oh my. I hadn't even thought about thet yet. Is it kind of awful, seeing your child bleeding even if you know it's okay bleeding? I've only dealt with not-good blood so far.

Janet said...

Congratulations to your big boy!

When my friend's daughter lost her first tooth they had the presence of mind to write a note asking TF if they could keep the first tooth, because it's so special. Of course, the Tooth Fairy said "yes." I smacked my forehead and wished I had thought of doing that. Instead, hid the boy's first tooth stealthily in my husband's armoire. I still worry that he will find it and crush the magic of believing.

nomotherearth said...

I remember have this tiny special pillow with a tiny pocket for my lost tooth. We left the pillow out for the Tooth Fairy, and in the morning there was a quarter in the pocket instead. Good times.

Congrats to BubTar on the Big Boy milestone!

Christine said...

oh my girl just lost her first one a couple of weeks ago. i was so surprised how i got all giddy and excited about it and i wasn't the one expecting the cash!

bubtar is a doll.

Amy said...

That is so cute that he named his tooth, "Toothy". Such sweetness.

They do grow up so fast!!

thethinker said...

I used to love having loose teeth.

Great pictures!

Mommy off the Record said...

There is nothing like a toothless grin to melt your heart. Very cute!

flutter said...

Oh my cheeks are killing me I am smiling so hard

Aliki2006 said...

Congrats to your little guy on this big milestone! We were "forced" to return each tooth with the money because Liam wrote heart-wrenching notes to the tooth fairy pleading with her to let him keep his teeth.

Junie's Blog said...

I love the excitement!!! hehehe So cute! He lost the same tooth Matt just lost! And the ones on the sides are loose now too just like Nathan's. Funny! Lucky you, Nathan actually went back to sleep after waking up early! lol

Mimi said...

It's the squealing that totally does me in here. Heartbreaking in its cuteness, and I just can't stop smiling.

And that bit about shedding a tooth that began growing in your womb. Ok. Now I'm tearing up.

Sarah said...

They look so cute when they loose their first tooth! Very cute video!

ewe are here said...

Ooh! First baby tooth off to the tooth fairy! So exciting! (and sad for mom)

Congrats to the BubTar!