My first born lost his 5th tooth this week - Wednesday. He's had no problems with those teeth his long 7 years.
My second born chipped her front right tooth on her 3rd birthday. She has yet to loose a tooth by natural means but is anticipating the day and wears her chipped tooth proudly.
My third born, well, she's a third born. Today she lost her first tooth - Not by natural methods (mind you she's 19 months old). When I got home from work tonight I heard the news and then I saw the sweet punkin - cuddly and cute as ever - missing her front left tooth - I'll admit that the music to dueling banjos did run through my mind.
The whole back story to the missing tooth - that will now be missing for years as we wait for an adult tooth to come in is -
Earlier this week Lydia wanted to go outside and I told her we had to wait until brother and sister finished cleaning the bathroom upstairs. I went upstairs to check on the progress and heard a crash followed by NO cry. I ran down the stairs to finally hear a blood curdling scream from my bloody mouthed third born. I assume from the scene she tried to stand on her riding toy to reach the door handle to the closet to get her shoes or the front door to make a dash for the yard - either way her bloody lip and front two teeth were obviously hurt. Four hours later when she still had blood oozing from her mouth - she finally fell asleep. (Yes, we did call a friend who is a dentist to have him give us advice and he sweetly stopped by to check on her)
The next day she was perfect and seemed only to have a sore mouth. The front two teeth were a little loose but they hung on, Saturday was the same and she seemed to be on her way to healing...until today when Lydia fell out of her chair at the table while she was eating her snack as usual. The whole front tooth - root and all - came out. We allready knew there is nothing to do (baby teeth eventually fall out) Jeremy called our dear friend again and had him come look at our sweet punkin AGAIN. She's fine - and we are hoping the other tooth hangs in there so that two teeth aren't missing for the next 4 years.
Wow - third born!