Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The road to a toothy milestone

Is brutal, for some babies... and barely phases others. Want to take a guess which one of these camps Rory falls into?

We're officially on what seems like a very steep incline to the first tooth milestone. The white caps are visible, I can feel the little buggers if I press on Rory's gum (which you can just imagine how much he loves), but we're heading into night #3 and nothing. According to my mom... this could go on for months and these teeth could still be no-shows. If that's the case, I 'd prefer a quick lobotomy.

Some babies don't show much sign of teething and skip past this hurdle without so much of a squeal. Our poor little Rory though is dealing with the whole enchilada of symptoms. 

  • Drooling (which is the cause of a special little neck rash)
  • Gum swelling and sensitivity ( I know this only after hearing the screaming which resulted from me pressing on his gums)
  • Irritability or fussiness - check, check and check-check-check. (this kid is ALWAYS a happy camper so at least the teething thing was easy to pinpoint)
  • Biting behavior
  • Refusing food - cold peaches went down ok today though.
  • Sleep problems - don't want to talk about it. 
  • Body and bum rash - just terrible.
He also has a fever. Which is probably the thing that has me most worried. It's only been as high as 100.6, but that was enough for me to resort to Tempra.

and finally... the rosiest and warmest cheeks you've ever seen.  Wish us luck tonight.  And if you have teething advice - please send our way.


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