Thursday, January 27, 2005

We Have a Tooth!

For some time now, we've been anticipating the arrival of Rachel's first tooth. Much drooling and intense biting told us it would be happening soon, but then she's been drooling for months. So at times it seemed like we would never actually see a tooth appear.

We were able to feel the sharpness of the tooth coming through a few days ago, but it was hard to see if it was actually above the surface. For some reason, Rachel didn't feel like sitting still and letting her parents stick their fingers in her mouth, moving her tongue around and trying to see her lower gum.

Last night, we were able to see the little tooth, sitting there just above the surface. I'm not sure how long a tooth takes to come in fully, but it's definitely well on its way now. Hopefully any future teeth will be a little easier on her, as I've read that once they've had a tooth or two come in, they're familiar with the sensations and tend to be less upset by them.

I wonder how long it takes for more to start arriving? I guess I'd better get back to reading What to Expect the First Year!

1 comment:

pregnancyweekly said...

after teeth comes biting! :) congrats on the first tooth.