Sunday, July 12, 2009

Teething

I have been so busy the last few weeks that I haven't updated this for a while. So, I will do my best to post all of Hunter's recent developments in the next few days...

Okay, so a few weeks ago, I posted that Hunter sprouted his first tooth. Well, on June 28th, I noticed that he had one of his front teeth coming in... and then the next day I noticed that he had his OTHER front tooth coming in! Well, the next night, we had a rough night. Hunter's nose was stuffing up from the teething experience, so he kept waking up and crying because he couldn't breathe. So, we both didn't get much sleep... and then the next day, he was SO awnry... chewing on everything, crying, whining, etc. I wondered to myself, "What happened to my little boy?"

Well, I would love to say it got better after that... but it didn't. We noticed a couple of days later that he had ANOTHER tooth coming in on the bottom! THREE teeth, all at once! So, it was definitely a treat for mommy - sudden awakenings in the night, 102.5 degree fever, diarrhea - accompanied by bad diaper rashes, whining, screaming, crying, biting... UGH...

Everyone kept swearing by these teething tablet things - family, friends, even the doctor - so I thought I would try them out. They seemed to be working and it made me feel better that they were "100% natural," so I didn't have any reservations giving them to him... until Josh's dad read the ingredients in them. He said, "Uh, these have Chamomilla and Coffea Cruda in them - they use Chamomilla to make tea and Coffea Cruda to make Coffee... so you are basically giving Hunter tea, coffee and caffeine..." I was like HOLY CRAP! I am so adament that people not feed him any weird foods and here I am giving him THIS stuff! Well, after thinking about it and talking to Josh about it, we decided that it wasn't THAT bad to give him those tablets. They are so tiny and it's not like we are directly feeding him coffee and tea, so we figure that if they work, we are okay with giving them to him.

Finally, a few days ago, all of the teeth broke through and aren't bothering him anymore. He is now the happy boy that I remember! Babbling, laughing, smiling & screaming (happily)! It is definitely a relief to have my little boy "back" but I keep reminding myself that he has a ton more teeth left to sprout... only to have them fall out years later and start all over again... Well, I'll enjoy my happy boy while I can! :P

3 comments:

Liverachi said...

Where's the pics we took of his teeth? :D

jill said...

Teething...fun times. Good luck. Orajel is also a great help.

Hunter is adorable. Glad you have your boy back!

Shelbi Jean said...

Where are the teeth pics?