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Show Us Your Teeth

As with so many other things, the Pumpkin did not get teeth the way the books said she would. This is another reason that I don't depend on the books to tell me what's going to happen or what should happen. Some books (like The Wonder Weeks) have been great at helping me figure out what is currently happening, but I don't try to predict anything with this child anymore. (This is also why I love Ask Moxie (and her community of readers)--because she doesn't say any one thing will happen or any one way will work for your child.)

The Pumpkin got her first two teeth on the bottom, in the middle. Not unusual, except that they came in early-ish (I think around 4.5 months). Then we went months without any teeth. Finally, around 8 months, the Pumpkin got her next tooth. It was on the top, but it was not either of the middle teeth. She got the one to the right of the middle teeth--the lateral incisor, not the central incisor. It was a surprise for us new parents, who thought surely the next two teeth in would be those two top, central incisors.

The fourth tooth in was the right central incisor. So she had the two bottom middle teeth (bottom central incisors) and the middle and next over tooth on the top right. Her smile was a little lopsided and very cute.

Then, the left lateral incisor came in! Finally, just two days ago, the left central incisor came through. Once it works its way down a bit, she'll look a little more even, with four teeth on top and two on bottom. I know she still needs to get the bottom lateral incisors and all four of the canine teeth, but hopefully there will be a little time before they start working their way through. And hopefully even more time before those molars start coming in.

We could use a little more sleep, a little less drool, a bit less biting and a lot less whining. :-)


ImpostorMom said…
Boog got his a little lopsided too. He got the four middle ones just like the books said but then the 5th and 6th came in on the top and bottom but the opposite sides.

He's all evened out again. I think we're getting some new ones pretty soon though, the drooling has picked up again.
Becoming Mommy said…
We're waiting for teeth 3 and 4. Don't know if they'll even be the tops because Sasha is puffy where the lower lateral incisers are in addition to the tops.

Can't wait for the teething to be over. His occasional, out of nowhere hysterics get to me.

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