Ever since Claire first started teething I have been examining her mouth and gums with care every morning.
Well, last night she woke up at 3am and refused to go back to sleep. J stayed up to take care of her until 7am when I took over so that he can get in a power nap before work. Then my breakdown happened. So my usual morning routine was a bit off…
Little did I know that after more than a month of hardcore teething, my daughter had FINALLY sprouted her first teeth overnight!
Yes, you read that right — TEETH. Her two bottom middle incisors, to be exact. And I am pretty certain that her top incisors are about to break through soon too as her gums look painfully swollen.
She remains cranky. Drinking from a bottle seems to bother her, so I’ve been feeding her tons of purees. She keeps running her tongue over her gums, as if wondering what the new additions to her mouth could be. She refuses to keep her mouth open for a picture, and because I have been shoving my finger in my mouth all morning to make sure that the teeth are definitely out and here to stay, she now refuses to open her mouth, period. (Poor thing, can you blame her?) So for the time being you guys will have to settle for a picture of her other end:
They say that the first tooth and the last (the molars) are the most painful. I am praying that the ones in-between will be less bothersome for my little girl, and that she will return to her usual sweet — yet still demanding — self soon.