Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Teething...AGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I know my mom said raising babies wasnt easy.....and I have accepted this. Madison was a good baby..Miller has been a little harder...(I'm older) but this whole teething thing has completely worn me out. We were up 4 times last night rocking and patting and nursing and well, I was half asleep so cant remember everything. He wants me holding him allllllllll the time..and that is fine..but I cant go to the bathroom, load the dishwasher, fold some laundry, or even make my bed. Right now he is playing with Madison and I should probably be doing some those things I just mentioned...trying to get my blog in this morning though. Madison never whined or cried over her teeth. One day at 6 months old she had one then 2 the next day. By 8 months old.....she had 5. Miller has 0. A little concerned abouth this..with my luck 2 or 3 will come in at the same time. And with the way he has been acting..well, I wouldnt be suprised. His gums are swollen on bottom and he chews on everything and everyone. He normally sleeps all night...but I believe his mouth hurts and keeps waking him up. So, for now I will just have to drink that extra cup of coffee to wake up and cuddle and love him until these sharp objects pop through his gums. Since I'm still nursing I'm not complaining this much...but would like my little fella to have some relief soon.
Today, Madison has a tennis lesson...and I have some erands to run...2 weeks until school starts.
Alot to get done before then...take care live smart and enjoy your coffee this morning....
Jen

5 comments:

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I feel for you! It is so hard when you can't do much to help them. Hopefully he'll pop that mouthful of teeth out and you'll be done -- for a while, anyway! Children's Tylenol or Motrin was a stock item on our grocery list during teething time!

Barb said...

You know, Jen, years ago when MY babies were teething, I read somewhere (can't remember where) that the pain a baby goes through with teething is more than most adults could bear. We'd be rushing to the doctor for morphine or something. My grandbaby is teething and I'm lucky. So far he's not had a difficult time with it at all but that's rare. All you can do is hold them and rock them and let them know mommy's right there.

mom of 2 said...

Teething was a difficult time with my son as well! I'm with Katherine though, I always had Tylenol and Motrin on hand for the pain. Also damp, frozen washcloths seemed to help too. They got a little messy, but it helped ease the pain a little. Hope you have a great day!

Christina said...

I'm so sorry you are not getting much sleep. My kids never got their teeth until late so I wouldn't be worried. Boys also have such different personalities and handle things so differently than girls that a lot of things you do with Miller will seem different then you did with Madison.

Baby & Mom blog said...

Have you tried a frozen washcloth or the teething tablets? They may work for your baby.

Anyway, I found your blog while looking around. I live in KY too.