Day #2066 (Mon., Aug. 31, 2015) – Katie’s First Molar

It was raining cats and dogs when I dropped Katie off at Glenwood for her second week at kindergarten. On the drive over Katie asked if it was raining in China? I said if it is raining here it probably is not raining in China. This led to a conversation about what will the pandas do if they want a drink of water…then to the idea that they should go to a restaurant and ask for one and “whatever”…

2015-08-31 - Free SmoothieNo need to make Katie a smoothie this morning. She is getting one free at school (see photo to the right).

Today Katie had her dentist’s appointment and we found out some exciting news:

1. She doesn’t have any cavities.

2. Her front teeth are loose and ready to start falling out! (From the age of about six years, baby teeth start to become ‘wobbly’ and fall out to make way for adult teeth. It is perfectly normal for a child to lose their first tooth up to a year or two earlier or later than six years of age. Girls generally lose teeth earlier than boys. The first tooth to fall out is usually located in the front of the lower jaw.)

3. Her molar started coming in! There is a tiny white peak already… (At about the age of six years, the first permanent teeth erupt. These four molars (two in each jaw) emerge behind the child’s existing primary teeth.)

Generally, the order of eruption and rough timeline for each type of permanent tooth is in the order of:

first molars – between six and seven years
central incisors – between six and eight years
lateral incisors – between seven and eight years
canine teeth – between nine and 13 years
premolars – between nine and 13 years
second molars – between 11 and 13 years
third molars (wisdom teeth) – between the ages of 17 and 21 years, if at all.

We got an email from the guy with the Honda Odyssey. As it turns out his wife no longer wishes to sell it. He’s going to try to convince her but said that if we wanted to move on he understood. We really don’t have another van we are interested in at this point, so we’ll see what he has to say next week.