Posted by: dsduffy | October 13, 2008

Letter to Jake

Dear Jake,

Teeth. You are getting teeth like crazy, my dear son.
Baby book. Wrapped in tan paper, packed in a box, along with photo albums and other books, among many other boxes in a large crate. Location: unknown. Maybe it is on the ship right now, maybe it is still in the storage facility waiting for a full load to make the trip to Melbourne. I have no clue where it is, but I wish I had at least packed it in the air shipment so I could record which tooth appeared in your mouth & exactly when. But I don’t have it, so this will have to do. I hope you understand! And I don’t have the exact dates because we sure had a lot going on in our lives. I know teeth are pretty important. I’m sorry sweetie.

Right top molar: Mid-August
Left top molar: End of August
Bottom right: Mid-air Sept 13, Qantas flight 94
Right bottom molar: October 3 ?
Left bottom molar: October 4 ?
Bottom left: October 9 ?

Love, mommy



  1. Don’t worry about the teeth – these will fall out and a whole new crop will emerge, just in time to cover them with a bunch of expensive wire. You are giving your children a lifetime experience – the courage to try something new.

  2. Hi Danielle! As long as your sons have you as a mom, they won’t be bothered by a missing tooth. Draw one and slip it into your record book and later when you go back to that page, you and your son will have a laugh- I’m sure he’ll understand!

    You hang in there, kiddo. Before you know it, you will have a bunch of friends and between them, your husband, your family you will glide through your adventure with us all under your wings.

  3. Wow, that’s a lot of teeth for one little guy to get within a few weeks! No wonder he’s eating better … he can chew now! Little Jake will always love you …. especially for ALL these shortcomings (Ha,Ha!)!!!! Love you, M.C.

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