Teething

So it seems the wee one has started the hard task of cutting her first chicklets. It seems a bit early to me, she is only 16 weeks today. They do say babies all develop at their own pace. Can you believe that some babies have been born with one already. Bet that makes for fun first time nursing. Oh crap, I forgot I have that to look forward to as well. Can’t be much worse than her grinding her gums on my nipples right now.

We have our good days and our bad days…. I know I have many, MANY more days like this. She has 20 to pop up, but lets just get through the first one. And see how we fare. Some days I can’t get her settled, other days it seems less horrible for her.

I think orajel is a bit of a joke. It seems to do nothing for her, and it really doesn’t last that long anyway. I don’t like to use it for many reasons… It really is a powerful numbing agent. Swallowing too much is very harmful, you might not be able to get it where it needs to go. It can make nursing hard if it numbs her lips.  Tylenol seems to work, but I don’t want to give it to her very often, unless its one of the days with a fever. Drugs are only going to mask it and its a drug for heaven sakes. She is so tiny, I hate having to do it. She does let me massage it with her finger tooth-brush thingy.

She wants to chew on everything, and anything. The drool is outstanding, the fussiness my favorite. But the pouty face she makes, oh its enough to break your heart. She pulls in her lower lip and sucks the dickens out of it

I went and got her a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace. We will see how it works. I am always willing to try anything that is noninvasive and drug free.

What else has anyone used or done to help ease the pain? Hers and mine!