Yesterday was a day of firsts.
Immediately after breakfast Joey lost his first tooth. He was so excited dancing around showing off his holey mouth. He proudly decorated an envelope to stick the tooth in and leave for the tooth fairy. All day long all we heard about was his tooth. And I was just as excited as he was. He kept telling me, "Mom, thanks for being so excited about my tooth!"
It is such a bittersweet moment watching a milestone like that. Another step closer to being a big boy, and another step away from my baby. I'll just have to keep reminding myself, as I always remind my boys, that no matter how big they get they will always be my babies.
Another first yesterday. I vomited while brushing my teeth. It was a completely bizarre experience. I'd always heard about women gagging while they brushed their teeth but it never had bothered me before. Not even a little. As I was getting ready for my doctor appointment I began brushing my teeth. I started gagging a little and it made me laugh. I thought that was as far as it would go. But I was wrong. I wasn't laughing anymore. Luckily I had been too nauseous to eat anything that morning so it really wasn't a big deal. I know, I know, TMI. But this is really a strange first for me, so I just had to share it. And, you're welcome.
On to a more positive first. We heard the baby's heartbeat yesterday at the doctor's office. The nurse found it right away, and it was a loud and strong 157. Such a glorious sound. I could have sat there listening to it all day. It makes everything so real. And now I'm counting down the days until my next checkup.