Losing Your First Baby Tooth

My girls have not lost a tooth yet. Many of their friends have lost more than one and of course rave about the money they got from the Tooth Fairy.

This of course creates annoyance with the twins. They ask me when they will lose their first tooth. I tell them it will happen soon but you cannot control when your body tells your baby teeth to fall out.

I off course was late at losing teeth and maybe the kids take after me. I think I lost mine in the second grade but it could have been near the end of first grade. I do remember being annoyed at the other kids coming to school with their toy that was purchased from the money the tooth fairy left. I was in tears about this as well. The same is happening to my kids.

I have told both girls that your baby teeth fall out when your body is ready and it cannot happen unless the body signals that the tooth is ready to fall out. Some people lose theirs early and others it takes more time.

See this one looks like the big tooth is pushing up to get rid of the baby tooth. It is very swollen and looks very sore. This little girl is excited she might lose the tooth soon.

See this one looks like the big tooth is pushing up to get rid of the baby tooth. It is very swollen and looks very sore. This little girl is excited she might lose the tooth soon.

You can imagine that this explanation is not helping the kids with the fact that they have still not lost one single tooth. All they hear is it is not happening and you have to wait. Unfortunately there is not much to do other than wait.

However the waiting game might be over soon. One kid has been complaining the last week or two of her gum underneath one of the bottom front teeth. She says it is throbbing and really terribly sore. I had a look and it is all swollen, red and looks very painful. You can see the adult tooth in the gum coming up and pushing the baby tooth. Currently the baby tooth is not loose or wiggly, but it won’t be long.

She is in a lot of pain and upset. The only thing I can do is to give her some painkillers to help ease the pain and discomfort.

What is really interesting is that her sister looks like she is getting the other tooth on the bottom front. Just the one on the right, and the one that is in pain is getting the one on the left. Maybe this is a twin thing?

This little one says the tooth that is next to the one her sister is having issues with hurts. You can sort of see the big tooth in the gum coming up but it is not as red and swollen as the other one. Maybe this will happen in time.

This little one says the tooth that is next to the one her sister is having issues with hurts. You can sort of see the big tooth in the gum coming up but it is not as red and swollen as the other one. Maybe this will happen in time.

If you have twins what teeth did they lose first? Was it directly opposite like it seems with my kids? How did you handle the pain before the tooth falls out? Let us know.

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First Sleep Over

The girls have always wanted to have a sleep over at their friends place, however they were either too young or it was never the right time. Now finally 6 and half or well over, they have had their wish granted.

Saturday morning was like every other, although I managed to have a sleep in. It was rather a relaxing way to start the day. I got up, got kids breakfast and for myself as well. I then went to do some work on the computer and of course checked my mobile to make sure there was nothing urgent I had to deal with.

Kids playing and having fun

Kids playing and having fun

I then noticed that one of the kids mates mums had texted me asking if it would be okay if they slept over that night. I told hubby. He then asked if she knew what she was getting herself into. I said I was not sure but I thought she would have some idea. Both hubby and I thought that this was a brilliant idea, it would give all kids involved some time together and us a much needed break. Very nice of this lovely lady to offer and to look after two extra kids for most of the weekend.

We got kids organised with their overnight bag, pillows, and teddies. I also made sure to include some food that I knew they would eat and to help out since there were two extra bodies to feed.

Kids got dropped at their friends after 2.3opm and we had the night to ourselves. How amazing! How weird, and unheard of. What should we do?

First things first…. we made a booking at one of our favourite restaurants and after dinner we went to the movies to watch a film. Yes a show for adults with another adult. Fancy living at its best! And how relaxing it was.  One relaxing thing about dinner was that we just ate our food. No getting upset at someone playing with their food and not eating. It was just us and we ate what we were given. It does get super exhausting to have to be at someone to eat what is on their plate, and especially when you pay a fortune for meals when you go out.

Sunday the kids got picked up at about 1.00pm and they were so happy that they had their first sleep over. They felt so grown up. What big girls they are. Since they had a party weekend with their mate the girls were super tired on Sunday. We tried to make sure they had an early night although they wanted to stay up longer. Due to school the next day, staying up all hours would not be a wise move. I can imagine the teacher wondering what we got up to if kids were falling asleep. Thank goodness this did not happen.

When I picked up the kids I gave this lovely mummy a present. A nice bottle of red wine as a BIG Thank you and to let us know when we can return the favour.

How old were your kids when they went to their first sleep over with a friend? The girls have had sleepovers with family but this is the first one with a friend from school.

 

If you have organised a sleep over what games and activities did you have on offer?  As I might be having an extra kid over soon I need to be prepared to keep the little ones entertained.

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Make A Pinky Promise Today

Did you know that many cancers and disease can be prevented. Keeping yourself healthy, well and in a good weight range can help minimise your chance of some types of cancers. Yes wouldn’t this be wonderful.

Pink Hope is a charity that is urging you to Make Your Own Pinky Promise with your BFF (Best Friend Forever or just good mate) to help improve your health and your mates health as well.

What is Pink Hope about?

Pink Hope is about taking control of your health and empowering you to learn about the facts, and the myths of prevention and detection of cancer. Explore the Pink Hope website and read about the myths. It is an interesting read. I learnt that Ovarian Cancer does give you symptoms and it is not silent as first thought. Many believed it was a silent killer and only presented at the late stage of the disease.

Did you know?

“Doing at least 1.25 hours of exercise per week has a benefit; every little bit counts. The more you exercise the more benefit you get.”

What do you do to keep yourself healthy and well?

  • I am including more movement into my day. Most days I do close to 10,000 steps or way over.
  • I make sure that I add a lot of bright coloured vegetables to meals. I have heard it is good to eat a rainbow so we do in this house, well I do try!
  • I have cut back on alcohol. I have limited wine to weekends and have a glass with dinner.
  • I make sure to have a yearly check up at the doctors to make sure that all is well with me. I get bloods done, breasts checked, skin looked and of course a pap smear. I try and do it around my birthday so that I remember. So I am due one now as my birthday was yesterday.
Bright coloured vegetables in our pasta sauce

Bright coloured vegetables in our pasta sauce

What would your Pinky Promise be?

You have the chance to win a trip to New York City for 2. Yep that is right. You can take your bestie with you. Now that would be a fab way to relax and recharge. I would say that this is a good way to be happy and healthy!

This is what you can win!

  • Return flights for 2 to New York City
  • 5 nights and a fine dining experience at the luxurious Soho Grand hotel
  • $5,000 shopping spree at the new Emma & Roe by Michael Hill NYC store!

Don’t fret if you are not the grand prize winner. There are 5 runner up prizes to be won. These are prize packs from KoraOrganics by Miranda Kerr worth $500 each!

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So the action plan now is!

Find your bestie and make a Pinky Promise Now. Not only will you be healthier for doing so, you could also win a trip to New York City.

I have made a Pinky Promise and will maintain my healthy eating and making sure I do more exercise. I’m now accountable to my bestie for my promise. My bestie is my hubby. So hope that inspires him as well as it does me.

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#BFFPINKPINKYPROMISE

Pink Hope would like more than 10,000 people to register their pledge before the end of May. I hope that we can help to get them to that number.

Disclaimer: I was approached to post about this campaign. I believe in being healthy for you and the family. I have young children and my main aim is to be around a long time so that I can be with them and see them grow up. I love anything that helps others and therefore have shared this wonderful campaign. I hope it inspires you and of course there is a chance to win a fab trip overseas as well.


 

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