We just got back from the National Down Syndrome Congress annual convention in Indianapolis.
The convention is about all things Down syndrome. Workshops, speakers, films, vendors, and families. Lots and lots of families roaming the hotels and the city ... families who have a loved one with Down syndrome.
In the midst of this all things Down syndrome weekend, Lucas managed to garner a little attention for himself.
He lost his first tooth!
It had been loose and wiggly for several weeks. The morning he lost it (on Friday) I wiggled it back and forth in an attempt to break the roots free from the gum. It seemed like it would just take a few wiggles to get it out as it was 'hanging by a thread.'
He said it hurt when I did that so I stopped and just let nature take it's course.
Later that morning Joe and I were talking with someone when Lucas excitedly got our attention by yelling that his tooth was out and that, "I pulled it out myself!" and there he was holding the tooth in his hand with a big grin on his face.
He was so proud and excited to have finally reached this milestone that he was telling every stranger he ran in to that he "pulled my tooth out!"
Then next several pictures that I took that afternoon had him pulling his bottom lip down trying to get that 'missing tooth' look in the picture.
If you're wondering, yes the Tooth Fairy found us. Before he went to bed Lucas said he "prayed to God to tell the Tooth Fairy that he was in a hotel in Indianapolis.'