Ahhhh teething… Of course it all started with that first drop of drool at nine weeks old. That drop of drool then turned into the steady drip that soaked the neckline of the his t-shirt, making a bib the new must have outfit necessity. That steady drip then turned into the flowing river of drool that soaked EVERYTHING, bib or not! Now that everything is soaked the inevitable fussy whine starts, which means J is teething in full force… So, what does that really mean besides teeth are coming… EVERYTHING GETS SHOVED IN HIS MOUTH!
It’s actually a little scary how everything within reach gets shoved in J’s mouth. Nothing is too big, or too small, if he can grab it he can stuff it. Things like my hand, my clothes, his toys of course, my iPhone, his blanket, the carpet, the sofa cushion, and my slippers! When my slippers were discovered in a soggy state I knew it was time to keep teething toys within reach at all times!
I even have to be careful when changing his nappy – he quite happily grab the wipes and shove them in his mouth, luckily the clean ones!
Drooling, soaking wet bibs and clothes, and my soggy slippers aside, my poor little man is in pain! I feel so bad for him, he is clearly uncomfortable, his little gums are red and he is at times inconsolable. It’s so hard for me to stand by without much of a way to help him. I know E went through it but it never seemed to be as bad as this, or maybe I have simply forgotten. She survived it and doesn’t remember it as I don’t think anyone remembers getting teeth.. .
I realise that teething is just part of life and that he will survive. It’s just so hard for me as a mother to stand by and not be able to do much. I have decided that teething teaches, both the baby and the parents, the importance of developing a pain thresh hold. J is developing a physical pain thresh hold, while dad and I are developing an emotional parent pain threshold. It’s so hard as parent to stand by and see your baby in pain and not be able to fix it, safely and instantly.
I just really hope some teeth make an appearance soon as teething seems to be going on for a long time already and no tooth has cut through. Both my sanity levels and sleep deprivation is taking a battering at this tough time… So if anyone notices how I have aged and have a large influx of grey hairs appear you will now know why! I am just glad that J wont remember any of it.
J having a chew on a few things he could get hold off.
I don’t even know what to say. Am I really 8-months postpartum, and my little baby eight months old? It’s all going too fast. I say it every time, and judging by the old women who accost me on the bus to tell me, “Cherish this time because it goes too fast,” I will continue to…
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Children have so many toy’s these days, all of which are great as they entertain my children but occasionally a toy comes along that I love equally as much as the child. In this case its Tiny Love – Follow Me Fred Fred is a fun toy that is aimed at encouraging crawling. Fred really is an…
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Fathers day is on June the 19th this year which isn’t that far away.. I used to always be super organised until J came along, I think I must have left my brain in the hospital before I came home, so when it comes to special dates whether it be birthdays, wedding anniversaries and fathers day I…
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The other day I blogged about Birthday parties made easy with party bags and supplies and the little tea party E had. The party pack we were sent to review from Party Bags and Supplies included a plastic table cloth, plates, cups, napkins and fabulous pre filled party bags.
I am so impressed with the party pack we received and E was delighted getting to use it all for her little tea party. In my previous post I talked about how amazing the pre filled party bags are – they really are! Party Bags and Supplies have a brilliant website with a variety of party packs and other wonderful things that will make your party simply perfect.
We are now running a giveaway with Party Bags and Supplies to win £30 to spend on their online store. There are a lot of different party themes to choose from for all different ages. So if you’re looking for items to make your party simply perfect then you can win the items you need! All you need to do is follow the rafflecopter instructions to enter. Good luck!
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