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I suspect that Charlotte would agree with Mr. Pratchett. Right now, they’re coming. She’s been cruising along happily with two bottom incisors for a couple of weeks now, and everything was good. But now it appears that she’s getting four of the upper teeth all at one time, and it’s just a little bit more than she can cope with. My happy, endearing child spent a good chunk of last evening and (technically) this morning crying inconsolably. She does not want teething rings/toys, and hates them even more if they’re cold. A cold, damp washcloth occasionally distracted her (although at 2:00am, discovering that Bob had left one on the coffee table and never rinsed out the one in the fridge (it was crunchy) really sucked.) The soft baby spoons have been the best bet so far. Sometimes she’ll gnaw on them and quiet down. Of course that brings on a veritable flood of drool, and if you try to wipe her chin it makes her cry again. We’ve got some Anbasol, but as stupid as it sounds, I’m not quite sure how to use it. I’m probably not putting enough on for fear of putting too much on…

Yes, she bit me. Scared the hell out of both of us. We had a long talk about not doing that any more.

<sigh> Poor thing. I want to make it better, but there’s only so much I can do.

In other milestones, the gyroscope finally came up to speed on Monday and she’s sitting up. She can’t get there by herself yet but if you put her in place, she stays for quite a while before she topples over. Still not rolling over. I don’t think she’s going to. Eh – no worries. She definitely likes sitting up – it’s easier to play with things. Once she figures out how to sit up for her bath, I expect it will become a combination bath/shower. I need to mop the floor more often anyhow.



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May. 27th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Squeeze out a little blob of Anbesol, about the size of the head of a corsage pin, onto your fingertip. Rub her gums. Not all of it will adhere to her, much of it will come out again on your drooly finger.
May. 27th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Bob brought home the liquid. Perhaps a stop should be made for the gel form. One is limited to the grocery store selection at that hour...
May. 27th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Have you tried frozen bagels? They worked for Zeph lo these many moons before.
May. 27th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
That's what a coworker told me this morning. I will obviously need to sacrifice a bagel to the cause.
May. 27th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Sitting is good. As far as rolling over... Katy learned early, and therefore if you put her on her stomach to try to encourage crawling she instantly flipped herself back over, and as a result never crawled - went straight to walking/cruising at a little over 12 months old. Of course it also meant a lot less baby proofing issues, so it wasn't all bad.
May. 27th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Frozen bagels as mentioned are good. Frozen banana is messy but they seem to LOVE the taste so, if you can deal with the mess I'd suggest that. Half a banana, peeled and frozen solid...wrap one end in an old washcloth so she doesn't freeze her little fingers (it's less messy that way too).

Poor baby. Oh, the indignities of growing up!
May. 28th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
The poor babe!
Drugs are good, too. You can do an alternating and overlapping dosing schedule with both infant motrin and infant tylenol that works quite well and promotes sleep. Basically you start the second drug about two hours before the end of the first one's dosing schedule. It kicks in while the other one fades out, then you re-dose the first drug two hours before the second one is due to fade out.
May. 28th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: The poor babe!
that's presuming you/your pediatrician are ready for her to take both meds.
May. 28th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: The poor babe!
After that one awful night she's much better. So we can continue cruising along as before. But it's something I'll ask the doctor about at her next checkup for future reference.
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