That's right Followers, Alli's second tooth has busted through! Just like the Afghan prisoners, tooth #2 burrowed its way to the surface without being detected until it was too late. Actually that's not entirely true... the prisoners allegedly had inside help. We actually had fair warning that this baby was coming in, thanks to Alli's tell-tale whining. Overall, she's never sad and doesn't cry unless something's really wrong. So when she started being really fussy a week or so ago, we knew something was up. And sure enough, just like the first one, tooth #2 breached the surface of her gum line a few days later.
At this point, her first tooth is almost a quarter of the way in, and #2 just popped through. Mommy B and I try to get her to laugh and smile as much as possible now so we can catch a glimpse of her teeth. She's starting to look like a jack-o-lantern with one tooth partially in, one just starting, and the rest are MIA. It's rather strange seeing her with any teeth at all. I got so used to seeing her gummy smile, that when I see her with teeth now it makes her look so much older.
I mentioned to Mommy B just a week or so ago that it's going to be really strange to see her when her hair starts filling in. She has some hair now, but it's really thin (just like Dad-E's was at that age) and she looks rather bald from far away. But just like the gummy smile, I'm used to seeing her without much hair and I think she couldn't possibly be any cuter than she is right now. But I have a feeling that before I know it, she's going to have a full head of hair and look soooo much different than she does at the moment. Whether it's going to get full and wavy like Mommy B's or stay straight and baby-fine like Dad-E's, we'll see. Then we'll really know who she looks like...
On a side note, my parents are coming to visit this weekend and are excited to see Alli's teeth as well. I told them that they will probably barely recognize her since she has changed so much since the last time they were here. Regardless, in true South Carolina fashion, the weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend and we're looking forward to spending time with family since we didn't get to on Easter weekend.