Thursday, March 11, 2010

First tooth

Finally, finally, finally...... Loki's first tooth is cutting through as we speak. It was a long wait, considering that having teeth will help Loki significantly with the foods he likes, but make him gag because he can't chew them.

We were visiting friend Jeremy and his mama Lena. They generously shared some tasty cream cheese with Loki, which I fed him with a finger. While scraping the cheese off with his gum I kept feeling a sharpness that I had not felt before. Sure enough, Mr. Loki Sky has his upper right tooth sticking out just a tiny bit. It looks as if it's neighbor on the left may be on it's way as well. Would this perhaps explain a few days of grumpiness and fussy nights? I think it may.

Once again Loki decided to follow the not so common path. Not only does the average child cut their first tooth between 6-9 months, most children get their bottom teeth first. That's what I have been keeping my eye on. Needless to say, Loki likes to surprise us even with the small steps! I guess we asked for it when we called him Loki!


Mascha said...

Way to go, Loki. Just keep your own agenda, but please give mom and dad some sleep every once in a while, too.

Richard en Maaike said...

Ha, leuk, een tandje. En ja, als er 1 komt, dan komen er meer. En ach, die volgordes... gelukkig zijn we niet allemaal eenheidsworsten. ;)

Cheryl said...

I love baby teeth--now he will look like SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS for awhile (i know, horrible american cartoon, blah blah blah). But look at his picture, and his two front teeth on will see what I mean. Same blue eyes, too. :)

marieke said...

Aha, this will help Loki to chew his favorite vegiechips, mangoslices and his bread. Watch your fingers mom and dad....

rstiles said...

Hey hey! There it is! So funny that we were just talking about that the other day. Milo still only has 8 teeth, so I bet Loki will catch up quickly!

About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

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