I grew a tooth today, mommy. What did you do?

4 Jan

Okay, but the baby's still alive, right? Couldn't we have painted the baby to look a little more lifelike fellas? I mean, really.

Seabass has cut his first tooth.  Bottom right.  And he ain’t happy.

Last night he awoke around 1am for the first time in a long time and cried like a stuck pig until I swooped in to comfort him.  Then he had two extremely short and fitful naps.  And then, as he cried with a wide open mouth, I spied a little nub of white sprouting from his gums.  Then I did the finger confirmation: it felt like a little rock coming through the flesh.  At last!  This baby’s got teefers!  (Oh, how Jake hates it when I say “teefers.”)

Wanna know the benefit of having a generally fussy baby?  When he’s teething, you sorta can’t tell!  No, I jest.  Taking care of this demanding little boy is still tough, but having something to blame makes it somehow easier to bear.

Here’s to 19 more.

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6 Responses to “I grew a tooth today, mommy. What did you do?”

  1. Jenn Avila January 4, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Way to go Seabass! London didn’t get teeth for quite awhile. And it was always brutal. Some are graceful teethers And others…well…

    Here’s to having the ability to eat meat!

  2. marinasleeps January 4, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Yeah for Seabass.
    I am glad you are excited. That will probably last a day.

  3. Sheri (Mommy Stuff Blogger) January 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    I don’t know if you have it over there, but Bonjela applied to the gums is great for teething babies. Also, Brauer natural teething relief liquid takes away the pain drug free.

  4. Valarie January 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Congrats on the first chomper! Highlands all natural teething tablets and those little snack net things with frozen fruit were what saved us. Aleah only has one two-year-old molar left. I’m actually kind of sad because it’s bye-bye babyhood. Glad to hear you’re enjoying what you can. And, I agree…it’s easier to know there’s a REASON for the fussing!

  5. Debbie January 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Want some controversy? We used whiskey to dull the pain of teething.

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