Hannah takes her job as the “family alarm clock” very seriously. We can ALWAYS count on her to wake us up before the annoying rooster at the farm by our house has a chance to crow. Hannah has her internal alarm clock set sometime between dark thirty and dark forty five. Unfortunately, there is no snooze button on her. Last Friday morning, as Hannah woke up, I thought, “I am WAY too tired. Maybe if I pretend I don’t hear her, she will go back to sleep.” This of course did not happen. At this time, David could feel the thought I was blazing on the back of his head with my laser stare, “It’s your turn!” Of course, my endlessly happy and positive husband got up and brought “the alarm clock” to me. Hannah = Alarm Clock to Mom, and Mom = Food to Hannah.
As she snuggled up to me, she grabbed my finger (like she always does) and shoved it in her mouth. As I was feeling her gums (in the dark remember) I literally screamed, “David!!!! Turn on the light!!! I think Hannah has a tooth!!!” David jumped out of bed and flipped on the light. I’m not sure if he was just as excited about her possible tooth, or scared to death that I might freak out at him if he didn’t turn on the light as fast as he could. I would like to believe he was just as excited as I was.
Anyway . . . sure enough, she has a teeny tiny tooth breaking through the surface of her gums! It is so tiny, that when people ask to see her much hyped about tooth, I tell them it is almost invisible to the naked eye. You really have to feel it to know it is there. Honestly, I don’t want people sticking their “where have those fingers been” in my kids mouth. I don’t know, maybe I am a germ freak. Instead, I ask Hannah to show off her microscopic tooth and she smiles sticking out her tongue. This action is always met with smiles and laughter from onlookers, so she thinks she is doing something right and continues to stick out her tongue.
Needless to say, I announced to all her baby friends that Hannah has a tooth. They didn’t say much . . . I do know when to expect the next tooth though. The night she was busy making her tooth, she was in hibernation sleep; she went to bed at 4:00 pm and got up at 6:00 am. Let’s do that math . . . 14 hours of sleep! The next time she sleeps for 14 hours . . . I know what to expect!