Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Baby's all growed up

Today was a big day in America. George Bush nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court and E got his first tooth. Which is bigger news, you ask? That's for you to decide.

It's even tougher for me to decide. As the strict constructionist, I think that this nomination was a good choice. But those rantings are saved for the Blog Chicken.

So I realized today that E had his first tooth when he chomped down on my hand. And might I say I was SO GLAD it was my hand that found the initial discovery. We tried to take a picture, but apparently it is an invisible tooth that just feels really sharp when your knuckle gets chowed on. My friend Renee said he was very advanced but I brought it to her attention that this is not one of those situations where you want your offspring to excel. You want your child to be the first one among his peers to be potty trained or to stop biting. These things are important. Knowing that I have YEARS left of this and that we started early is slightly disconcerting.

Reality is that I was a little sad that never again would I get an all-gum smile from him.

The-Baby-Formerly-Known-As-Boo-Boo-Kitty will now be know as Toofus.


Marel Lecone said...

Bent over typing for laugher--Toofus. You crack me up. You've been at it for years and please don't stop!!!

I breezed past the nom and was wide-eyed for Toofus. Yay! But, teething sucks, I know. Should I send more tea and candles to soothe you too? Love you, Girl.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

aww..how sweet...but you miss those gummy smiles..those are the best..

i am not up on the judge thing yet..it was jsut on the news when i was coming hoe from work at 8..(cst)..lol

Robin said...

Good for Toofus! 1 down, 19 to go...

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Toofus...now that's a cute nickmane....;)

blue2go said...

Toofus--what a cute name! I was still breastfeeding when my son's teeth came in. Ouch!

Martin said...


Kristen, I have a favour to ask of you, where can I ask it?

amy said...

Toofus! So cute! Congrats on the first one to poke through.

I think that's much bigger news than the SC nominee.

MB said...

Congratulations on the tooth! The pictures were great! What a real cutie Toofus is!!!

Kristen said...

Marelle--I'm good, no need for intervention just yet

Christina--I'll be expecting a lengthy political discussion on rassymomof3 about this later LOL

Robin--19 more? When you put it that way...

Stacy--a friend of mine used to call some old man Toofus--it was really kind of mean then but it seems funny now in this context

Blue--I am still breastfeeding as well but so far so good

Martin--hope I can be of help

Amy--I guess is a little bigger news LOL

mb--I'm glad you liked the pictures