Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Teething Sucks

My poor baby girl. We've been going through this for MONTHS (like, since she was 3 months old) and still no teeth. She's working on three of them, her gums are all swollen and we can feel the hard bumps of teeth, but nothing has broken through yet.

Just when I think it's as bad as it can get and they've got to break through, it gets worse. The last few days have been really rough, she wakes up every hour or two in pain, she has a hard time eating, and nothing really helps. This means we have a very tired hungry and cranky baby girl. She's been sleeping in our bed because it's easier to sooth her back to sleep there, but it means Ben and I don't get much sleep either.

During the day it's easy enough to keep her happy and distracted, but at night things get much harder.

On another note, she now has 4 "words" - dada, nana, baba, and mama. As of right now she seems to use them randomly, but Ben says she says mama when she's tired and wants me. Dada seems to happen when she's having fun (whether or not Ben is here), and the other two are completely random.

She's also so adorably cute that I really don't care that much about how she keeps us up, extra snuggles during the night are definitely not a bad thing, and I know she'd much rather be sleeping too. I just hope it doesn't get any worse.


Mommyofone said...

When my baby was teething we used to hold an ice cube so she could suck on it she loved it and it soothed her gums brought down the swelling too... you could also buy the molds to make ice pops and freeze water to make popisicles

Maria Purviance said...

teething does suck..but they are so cute with their little teeth..until they start bitting you! my son is getting his fifth and sixth teeth now. he hasn't been a bad teether though. he did get a high fever and broke out in a rash once...but each time he gets teeth, it's different. with these two..nothing really.

Jadon & Amberly's Mommy said...

First of all, Motrin (infant's) works WONDERS. Ask your pharmacist for proper dosing. Secondly, I would pour small amounts of fruit juice into an ice cube tray and freeze them and then give them to her in her high chair to play with, suck on, eat...whatever. It's messy, but it works and she LOVED it. She wouldn't go NEAR just plain ice cubes with water, though.

Steph said...

thanks for the tips everyone! I really hope she settles down soon, we're going to be packing to move next week and that stress on top of teething will be a lot for her to handle!

and she just woke up again...3rd time tonight and it's only 11:30