I had professional pictures taken this summer because I knew it was coming and I wanted some really beautiful pictures of that baby-teeth perfect smile.
He laid in bed beside me as we watched Sponge Bob and I wiggled it back and forth and back and forth. I gave it a good pull and POP - out it came.
Now the toothless smiles start, and while those are cute in their own way, it's a final blow for babyhood. His face has been changing. First the fat jowls went away and cheekbones appeared. Later, his mouth and nose made nearly imperceptible moves toward a more grown up shape. Now, over-large teeth will push their way in and look, well, over-large.
Here it is. A tiny bottom-front baby tooth that was worth $10 to the Tooth Fairy.
My little gap-toothed boy.