Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Teething – My God, My God, Why have you abandoned me?

She's actually not too bad overall with the teething process, but does go through longer periods of fussiness and sometimes cries up this pitiful storm. Example: This morning she was whimpering a little in her crib as I was getting ready. I walked in and she smiled when she saw me but the crying got a little louder as I walked past her (to open the drapes!). I picked her up, which caused the crying to abate somewhat, not fully, but became a full scale offensive when she was put down on the changing table for a diaper check. She screamed through that whole process (picture it as a baby version of "my God, my God, why have you abandoned me?") so that I stopped to feed her as soon as the new diaper was on (no clothes). Oh, I should probably note that the door was open as my husband was loading the truck for moving (so all the neighbors were getting front row seats to this concert. They must have waited a little while to call child protective services, as they didn't arrive before I left.). I fed her for a bit and when she seemed to be slowing eating, I pulled her off to get her dressed and finish getting ready for work, but that was immediately met with full scale wailing, so I put her right back! Through liberal use of the baby bjorn and swing, I was able to finish getting ready / eating and she seemed better - though I passed her off to her Dad with a warning about potential teething.

I was maybe 2 miles from home when I got a call that he felt a lot of teeth buds (and I think the screaming had resumed) so she was getting some Tylenol.


  1. Oh, Mama! I feel your pain!
    Have you tried Hyland's teething tablets? They worked FABulously for my boys.
    Good luck and come visit, SITStah!

  2. Thanks for the visit. :) Teething is no fun...for mom OR baby. ;)

  3. Hi! Popping over from SITS roll call to visit.

    Oh those times are rough! Doesn't seem it but you'll both make it. I think my DIL used those teething tablets too.

    Have a great rest of the week.

  4. I agree with Angelica ... Hyland Teething tablets are awesome! My little one always cheers up after a tablet or two :) And another great teether - a big, fat carrot to gnaw on!


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