It finally happened. After weeks of waiting, Erin finally lost her first tooth.
After putting her to bed tonight, she came out a few minutes later crying. She told me she was scared her tooth was going to fall out during the night and she would lose it. She reminded me she had a friend that swallowed two of his own teeth.
I let her watch a little TV with me until she calmed down. She couldn't help herself and munched on some popcorn with me. A minute later, I noticed she was just sitting there w/ a handful of popcorn in her hand. I asked her if she was okay. She had a very strange look on her face; scared, but exhilarated at the same time. It was then that I noticed the gap in her bottom teeth. At first I was scared she swallowed her tooth, but she had it in her hand. She told me she was eating popcorn when she felt something hard in her mouth. At first she thought it was a kernel, then she wondered why a rock was in the popcorn. When she took it out of her mouth is when it dawned on her that it was her tooth.