Two Teeth & Counting

h1 March 20th, 2009

We finally have a shot where you can see Maddox’s two bottom teeth! They are very cute and very sharp. Our little Mr. Snaggle-Tooth.


{Kahana, Maui}

He is still getting the hang of nursing without getting his teeth in the way. It isn’t so bad when he accidently rubs me with his teeth, but when he bites for real…  OMG.  So un-cool.  

Teething has picked up as of late – especially the painful, crying, crazy part. His incoming teeth seem to bother him most in the evenings and through the night. He gets really frustrated when the pain doesn’t stop when he bites on things. He chews on toys then rips them out of his mouth with enough force that I keep half expecting one of his teeth to come flying out of his mouth. 

One night (on the 5 hour flight home from Hawaii), the pain and crying was enough that we gave him baby Tylenol. It seemed to help some, but you could still tell he was uncomfortable. How much of that was the teething, and how much was the airplane/time change/sleepiness who knows.

For the past week or so he has been waking up numerous times in the night. The pediatrician is guessing its because of teething pain. Yesterday I dragged my sleep deprived self (and baby) down to Lullaby Lane and cleaned them out of nearly all their teether toys. I admit I may have gone a little crazy, but if he gets any relief from the pile of plastic colored rubber and water filled things then I am satisfied. So far the favorite is this berry silicone teether.


One comment to “Two Teeth & Counting”

  1. What a sweet little marshmallow! All the pics you’ve posted lately are super cute. I’m embarrassed to admit it but we’ve gone through literally bottles of infant tylenol already. She’s teething again now but is getting better at dealing with the discomfort and pain I think so doesn’t need it nearly as much.