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Caroline has been losing tooth after tooth after tooth around here! ( She lost her first two teeth back in May.) Lately, she has lost 4 teeth within 10 days!  The funny thing is that within a day of coming out the permanent teeth are already in!  Two of the teeth came out while she was eating something…one I pulled easily…and one WOULD NOT come out.  The permanent tooth had already come in behind the baby tooth…so nothing was pushing the tooth out.  I had taken a picture to show my dentist and he said she really needed to come in and have it pulled.  So I took matters into my own hands and brought home some “tools”.  None of my friends thought that Caroline would willingly let me “work” on her:).  My sweet little girl got up on the counter…I irrigated with salt water…I put some topical numbing gel on her gums…I used an extracting tool…pulled/twisted REALLY hard and it popped out!  My BRAVE little girl!

 

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I know this thing looks tiny, but it was STUCK in there!

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One of her teeth fell out while she was with Nanna and Poppi at Braums.  Nanna accidentally threw it in the trash can and had to go digging through it to find it:).  The joys of being a grandma!

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I thought she would be able to ask Santa for her “Two front teeth”…but they’ve already grown in!

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Leighton’s Big Girl Bed

We finally moved Leighton into a BIG girl bed!  I know, she is three years old…a little too old for the crib.  BUT…she LOVED her crib…she still fit in it…and she wasn’t as tempted to get out and play with toys.  Her last night in the crib was a little sad for me.  I’ve had a crib in our house for 9 years!  I took some pictures of her in her bed…and then after she was asleep I snuck back in her room and just kept staring down into the crib.  All of the HOURS I’ve spent staring down into the crib…watching…praying for…singing…soothing little ones!  I couldn’t believe that time of my life was over!  So surreal!!

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The kids went to Oklahoma to stay with Nanna and Poppi for the weekend while we re-arranged the bedrooms.  I cleaned out every drawer and closet!  Several bags went to Good Will.  No one was here to stop me from giving away toy after toy after toy! It was a lot of work, but felt so good after it was all finished!  When Leighton got home, she was beyond EXCITED to see her big girl bed!

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When it was time for bed that night, Leighton jumped right up on top of the bed to go to sleep.  I tried to explain to her that we unmake the bed and get under the covers.  She didn’t want to “mess up the prettiness”…she really just wanted to sleep on top!  Most every morning she asks me to make her bed “pretty again!”  She has LOVED sleeping in her “cozy” bed. She still goes right down for her nap…and never gets back up to play.  It has been an easy transition.

 On to the next stage of life!

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