November 21, 2011

Smile!



Anybody remember this?    She was keeping a secret...26 months ago.


She did it!  26 months, almost to the day!   Can you believe how much she's grown in two years?



The braces are gone! 

She is so excited!

She did so well through the entire process of orthodontia. Hannah was a trooper--from oral surgery to ulcers from the wires, she rarely complained. She was a terrific patient.  I used to go back with her to for her adjustments, but about 8 months ago she told me to stay in the waiting room. She wanted to go independently. Today I had to ask her permission to go back with her to take a picture. She was reluctant to admit me, but Dr. B. convinced her that I should be able to come.  Such a teenager.

We celebrated this evening with popcorn and a DVD.  But she nixed the popcorn.  After two years, she wasn't interested!   Instead, she asked for a dill pickle!   (At least she didn't put a pickle on that breakfast toast this morning....)

 

10 comments:

Wendy said...

Hooray!! I bet she thinks her teeth feel weird after all that time with braces.

Jenee said...

She has grown up so much! What a beautiful young lady!

kim said...

yay hannah!!! you look beautiful! :)

Stephanie G said...

What a milestone! But what was most striking to me in this post was how much Hannah looks like Kate in that older picture. Congrats on being braces-free, Hannah!

Becca said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!! Congratulations, Hannah! Glad that pickle didn't make it to the toast. Candy corn was just about all I could stomach the thought of...LOL

Sabrina said...

Congratulations, Hannah! Your smile is fantastic! :)

j*e*n said...

Congratulations, Hannah!! You look so grown-up now!

Cindy said...

Congratulations Hannah! They look great! When I saw the first picture, I thought she had cut her hair. Then I realized how much younger she looked! She really has grown up.

Monica (Jakel) Crumley said...

Looks great! Yes, she sure has changed in two years... love her long hair and beautiful smile.

alaskamama said...

H HERMOSA (BEAUTIFUL IN SPANISH)
A AMAZING!
NN NOTABLY NICE
A AWESOME

good for you!