The Toothless Wonder

Brayden’s pain tolerance isn’t very high to say the least.  For the last year I have been dreading the day he would loose his first tooth.  I knew that it would be DRAMA.

About a month ago he complained that one of his bottom teeth was hurting.  For some reason I thought to wiggle it and it was loose!  My heart skipped a beat and I got tears in my eyes.  Then he got tears in his eyes.  He surprised me and was actually excited!  Nervous, but excited.

One month later and it was barely hanging on by a thread, but he wouldn’t let me pull it.  I sent him off to school knowing that today would be the day he would lose it.  I hoped he would be okay without me there.  And, low and behold, he was.  Super brave.  No tears.  No drama.  And he was so very proud of himself when he came home with that tiny tooth in the plastic ziplock bag.

I love his new smile and his cute lisp.  He was afraid he would look funny when he lost a tooth.  But, I think is more handsome than ever.

*** Canon 5D Mark II, 50 1.2

F 2.0, 1/1000, ISO 200

You can see his big tooth is already growing in behind where his baby tooth was!

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F 3.5, 1/320, ISO 200

*** I changed my aperture in this shot so I wouldn’t have such a shallow depth of field.  I wanted the tooth in focus and Brayden’s face to be only slightly out of focus.

**** No, no rusty pliers were used in pulling his tooth.  Just a photo prop and a necessity since he refused to touch it.  Please don’t call CPS on me.

IMG_1696 copyF 2.8, 1/200, ISO 400

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  1. Amy says

    So cute! And I love that pink dollhouse. Where is it from? :)

  2. Jamie says

    Awww, love the one where he is showing K! He apparently saves his ‘drama for his momma’, can’t act like that in front of his friends! :) Way to be brave B! Love ya

  3. Rachel says

    So I love that last image!! I crazy about Kennedy’s room and love it each time you post something captured there. The white in white is so whimsical and modern :). Looks like it is always just waiting for a photo shoot :).

  4. Jillian says

    That last picture is to die for! Love the story telling there. Your work is so inspiring.

  5. Kasey says

    So cute! I have a six year old with a very low pain tolerance and the tendency to over dramatize pain, so I have been dreading him losing his first tooth (also because it is just one more step away from “baby”). This gives me hope that it won’t be so bad! Your pictures are great!

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