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!