Tuesday, July 04, 2006

She told me so


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Originally uploaded by meandscreech.
Several weeks ago, Beth came over for lunch. I was telling her about the latest thing with Shepherd putting everything in his mouth and drooling a lot. She said "teething" with an evil grin on her face that said, "I know the hell you're about to go through". I shrugged it off, saying it couldn't possibly be teething as my son at that point was only 3 1/2 months old. No way was he close to teething. Then, while on vacation, the tooth emmerged. It started while we were on our way to NC after our cousin's wedding, and Shepherd nearly screamed the whole way. I finally gave him some Tylenol thinking maybe, just maybe, it really was a tooth. He promptly passed out from the sheer relief that the pain! had stopped. So, I felt his gums that night, and low and behold, a bulge. So we kept him on Tylenol as regular as possible, and that seemed to help... then added some homeopathic teething tablets when I got worried we were giving the child too many drugs. Those tablets?! A total God-send. Then, two days later... a tooth emerged. Who knew that baby teeth are razor sharp??? and that babies bite when nursing after getting a tooth??? Oh well... so, we officially have a tooth... and after many, many attempts at documenting evidence of said tooth, we finally got some good ones... and proof that indeed, Beth was right... He was teething all along,,,,

4 comments:

Lizzie said...

please please tell me the name of these godsend tablets! We're using some that dont seem to work .. unless I'm doing it wrong (dissolve in water and put it on the gums?). Alex is only 3 months and 1 week and he's teething early too. Its hell.

isabel said...

Ouch!! So, what are the tablets you are talking about? They sound awesome (expecially since they worked!)

I may need them, as my little guy just started drooling like crazy. I'm afraid...

Much More Than A Mom said...

My little guy is 10.5 weeks and apparently starting to teeth. Please help! I need those tablets!

Beth Fish said...

Poor baby! And I still know nothing about babies, but after 6 months of non-stop teething, I do know an awful lot about teeth.