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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tooth Fairy & More

Carter has lost his first tooth!  It's so funny because we just saw the dentist and he noticed 2 bottom teeth that were loose and suggested numbing and pulling them out the next week.  Later that day we were in the car, and I noticed blood in his mouth and something white rolling around.  I fished it out and it was his little tiny tooth!  He seems so young to have lost a tooth, being only 4 1/2.  We might try pulling the other one out this weekend.  He looks cute with that little gap now.

Carter also had an xray at Shriner's in orthopaedics since it had been 18 months- his spine had a curve of 11 and you have to get a 10 to have scoliosis.  She didn't seem concerned though, and said it could have been how he was sitting.  So we will follow up in a year and see how it looks then.  His hips look great though and she was pleased how he is sitting, scooting and standing now.

We weighed and measured Carter, he is 38 lbs and 44 1/2 inches long.  Measuring his length can be tricky but we did it several times.  His dietitian didn't believe me, because that puts him at 95% for length and like 45% for weight.  He is a tall boy!  So we are going to be increasing the calories in his Pediasure to help support his growth.

Carter's CNA Brenda started on Monday, and today is the 2nd day he's gone with her for the day to play.  She takes him from 10 am to 4 pm and she seems really nice and caring.  I think he enjoys a new change of scenery and routine.  He's had a sinus infection, plus with teething he's been a little more ornery.  I am 34 weeks 3 days and so ready for this baby to come!  I have 32 days until I am induced!  Crazy.


  1. Wow! Carter sure is growing up pretty quickly. He's sure to be a good young man soon enough. Haha! Anyway, I also think that he's a bit too young to have lost his first baby tooth. In my opinion, you should just wait until the second one just falls off, instead of pulling it out forcibly. Not until it annoys him, then maybe you should decide to pull it out. Anyway, good luck with whatever decision you'll be settling on. Take care!

    Coralie Tauber @ Houston Smile Docs

  2. Hi Heather. You don't know me, but I am a speech pathologist finalizing a presentation for next week at the 1p36 Deletion Support & Awareness Convention in Cincinnati, OH. I was wondering if I could place a few of Carter's adorable pictures in parts of my ppt presentation. My talk is about feeding & swallowing challenges that can be a part of the 1p36 deletion diagnosis. I am also wondering if you and your family might be coming to the conference? If you would not mind letting me know if it is OK with you and your family to use some of Carter's pictures, that would be great. My email is Thank you for considering! Sincerely, Karen Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP