No one said being a parent was easy. While it comes with endless amounts of joy and wonderful memories, it also has a dark side rarely talked about. Well, I'm gonna share one of the those dark moments with you. Here's a taste of teething...
My year old just went through another bout of teething. She cut her first 2 teeth at 4 months old when the bottom fronts came in together. After getting 8 teeth in total over the next few months, she took a break for a little while. No, I should say, her teeth were just plotting and buying their time.
For about 1-2 weeks my baby was cranky, fussy, and clingy. We were on the look out for more teeth, but if she doesn't want you poking around in there she won't make trying to do it easy. For about a week- if not more- her sleep during the night was next to non-existent. She would sleep for a couple of hours only to stay awake for a couple of hours. For reasons we could not figure out, she wanted nothing to do with her crib at night. Instead, she enjoyed sleeping in our bed with us.
Her Daddy and I were exhausted! We were at the end of our ropes! Then, while making her laugh on the floor one day, I got a glimpse of something...signs of teeth! One forced examination later left me a little shocked. Turns out, my littlest lovebug was cutting 4 TEETH!!! Not just one, or two. Nope! She was cutting 4 of them. And 2 of them were her top back molars!! No wonder she's been having such a hard time lately!! No wonder she wanted to to be held all the time and sleep with us!
Now everything made sense. Since aceptametaphine doesn't phase her, we got out the baby Motrin. Her sleep has gotten back to normal. She's back to her little wonderful self. We're all still a little worse for wear, but we survived the latest invasion of the teeth.
All that's left to do now is wait for the bottom molars and teeth to show up!
11 months ago