18 May 2009

The Beginning of Teething

Anders has been drooling like a mad-baby since he was 4 months old, but we hadn't seen any other signs of teething until about 2 weeks ago. It was at that time that he started his bipolar personality: one second he would be smiling and happy, the next he would be crying and generally fussy. At first we thought he might just be tired, but it didn't seem to resolve itself. I believe it was actually his grandfather who first noticed the white ridges under his gums. Teeth are on the way!

None have yet broken through, but we have had one night of restless sleep so far that was likely a result. After a bedtime story and a last meal, Corinne put him down for bed at 9:00pm. He cried until Corinne picked him up again about 15 minutes later, which in and of itself is unusual since he is typically a very good sleeper, including a self-soother. Ten minutes of rocking and she tried putting him down again, with the same result. By this point we had put two and two together to figure out that it was probably his teeth bothering him, so we gave him a dose of infant Tylenol and put him down a third time. This time he was down until shortly before 11pm, but awoke in the same way. Up again, more rocking and a blanket re-wrap got us another hour. Repeat, up again at 1:30am. This time a combination of refresh on the Tylenol and mom "taking one for the team" by feeding him in the middle of the night got us through until 5:30am the next morning.

Come on, teeth! Get out here!

- Corinne, Mike, and Anders Rocket

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