Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Parents' Guide to Babies

Just because the first couple of teeth come in without a hitch,
doesn't mean they all will.

My poor baby has been just miserable for the last 2-3 weeks. His two middle bottom teeth came in so easily and without any real effort or pain. He seemed to be extra droolly for a bit and then viola! there they were. Here are the bottoms on July 29:
Fast forward two months and we find Grayson working really hard on getting those uppers. In addition to the constant salivating and chewing on everything he can get his hands on, he's had a runny nose and been very needy, fussy, and just plain sad. Teething tablets have become the norm at our house and I give him the occasional dose of baby Tylenol when things are really bad.


Thankfully, we're 1/2 of the way done with this round of misery. His left middle top tooth finally broke through about a week ago and a corner of the tooth to its left has already come through, but he's still working on the upper right middle tooth. I put him back in that same outfit today for a comparison shot but he doesn't let me poke at his face or mouth anymore, so I couldn't get a good picture of alla the nonsense that's going on inside his mouth. But you can see the tooth that has come all the way in when he smiles - so cute! But how sad to see how much older he looks now than he did just two months ago. Stop growing up!

10 comments:

Sara said...

Isn't it terrible how quickly they grow up? I hate it. But I love his teeth. They're perfect!

Denae said...

Its so sad how fast they grow. and Teething is always a new trial of patience for both of you. You are doing great! He is absolutely adorable!

Amanda said...

What a cutie! So sad you won't be able to make it Friday. . .we'll definitely have to do it another time SOON!

Shauna said...

Cute Pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

Katz said...

I hate teething. Garrett's been working on a tooth for almost 3 weeks now.

I can't believe the difference two months makes. He's getting so big, Mom! Are you guys coming down to California? I wanna see you!

Tara said...

He's got more teeth than Caprii! I'm a little jealous and I am ready for her to get through the whole teething thing. She breaks out with a horrible diaper rash of blisters that pop and bleed! Ugh!

The Butterfields said...

I didn't get much of a break from Joseph - he has started on the top teeth now. I guess he doesn't want Grayson to get too much ahead! The real question is: has he bit you yet?

bequi said...

He's freaking cute!

Hey, are you going to Bobbie's Halloween party? I'm trying to figure out a car situation so I can go because Anthony will be working. It would be sup sweet to meet you finally!

Karynn Jorgensen said...

Oh, teething is the worst! Look how cute those little teeth are, though! What a smile!

Cordova said...

It never ends. They go from teething pains to growing pains. It's great fun. Thank goodness all of my kids are troopers and have done fairly well through all of it.
Super cute kid though. Ahhh, to have a baby again.... Glad it's you.... ;)