Monday, May 4, 2009

5.5.09

My little girl has started teething. We've wondered in the past, but this time it's the real deal and it just breaks my heart. Normally Lilly sleeps 13 hours a night, solid. The last two nights she has been restless all night, whimpering, whining, and groaning. This doesn't provide the greatest sleep, by mid-day she is pooped and trying so hard to stay awake without having a complete meltdown. She normally does a great job of putting herself back to sleep when she wakes up during the night, but with throbbing gums, I'm sure that's hard to do. It usually just takes some rocking in the glider, which normally does NOT cut it, but I think she just needs some extra TLC and reassurance that she is OK and the glider does that for her.

She has two of the tiniest white specs in her bottom gums, so I'm sure we have a ways to go still. She chews on her hands, but doesn't want much of anything else. In fact, when I stuck my pinky in her mouth-- very lightly-- she flinched when I touched her gums, so they must really hurt. For now I'll let her stick with her own hands. I wish this was a one-time deal, but we've only just begun!

6 comments:

Courtney said...

Do you have any teething tablets? They really seem to help with the restlessness. Hope they come through quickly. I know it painful for both of you.

The Platt Family said...

katie teething tablets are a gods send....try them they are fantastic

Jessica said...

it does break your heart, doesn't it? luke has had the hardest time cutting teeth. he didn't cut his first one until he was 15 months old and at 2 he's still got 4 more to go, plus the 2 year molars. every few weeks he'll just be a monster all day and it's usually because of teething. every time he does this i pray for his comfort and for chloe to have an easier time than her brother.

Trisha.R.Jackson said...

Poor Lilly!! I just saw the cutest little tooth fairy pillows at the Columbus Parent Expo this weekend

becoming-mom said...

I totally sympathize.. Jasper has been hard core teething for a month and STILL no teeth in sight! My little toothless wonder :)

Our Life in Pixels said...

Still no teeth here at 8 months, but I don't mind since I'm nursing and I know she would use em as teethers. Ouchies!

I saw a baby the other day who got their lateral incisors first and she looked like a vampire. It was so cute!