Ok, so if you've followed along on this saga, you're well aware of my obsession with Playette's teeth.
Just like the scary book said, they have come in out of order, misshapen, and delayed.
I guess that book was right about something after all. Maybe I should go back and read it now that I'm not a complete basketcase like I was around this time four years ago.
You know, that book should come with a warning label:
Not to be read until you know your kid as a person first.
She's been missing two on the bottom for a long, long time now.
Things I've read said that children with Ds could have baby teeth come in up to age four.
But is that like 48 months or 59 months and some change?
They don't say.
Actually, I just went back and checked and that source says that the first tooth can come in that late. It didn't mention how long it would take to get them all.
So here I was, fretting that at 3 years and 366 days, my kid still didn't have some of her pretty obvious chompers.
Only recently did I discover that she's not alone in missing those two teeth.
That brought the total of children I knew with that particular smile to...two.
But! Not alone! That was key.
I've asked multiple dentists over the past couple of years, and they all thought they were in there and we shouldn't worry.
I even bugged a friend's husband while we were eating lunch last summer.
"Could you maybe, please, just take a teensy look?"
I also asked for x-rays.
Not at lunch. I mean, at an actual appointment with Playette's dentist.
But the overall consensus was to wait. If she had the teeth, they would come. If she didn't, they wouldn't.
I guess that makes sense.
So we sat back and waited and I tried my best to ignore it. I mean, honestly, at one point way back when, I wasn't even sure if I'd recognize my daughter with teeth since she had spent so long without any at all. I figured if we could make it past that ok that this too should pass and become a "remember when...?"
This past weekend, while we lounging and letting the summer soak in, I saw something poking through. I originally thought it was both teeth, but now I'm not so positive. It's at least one for sure.
This whole teething for 3+ years thing? Tired.
But at least she has never seemed bothered by it at all.
Totally my issue.