Teething has been a long, hard battle at our house. And it still is going nowhere. Remember when we first showed those white bumps at 2 months? Well, those two white bumps are STILL white bumps. Just the symptoms have gotten worse. Hopefully we'll cut a tooth soon. However, I thought I'd share a bit of what I've learned with you.
1) White bumps on the gums
This is kind of a no brainer. If you can see the teeth, there are teeth. HOWEVER, I have learned that this does NOT mean that they are necessarily coming in any time soon. It has been 3 months.
No, he's not fussy ALL the time.
Now, I don't know how much to give credit to this. Has Robby been fussy? Sure, but babies are fussy. So, who knows. On to the more concrete things.
3) The Teething Rash
Isn't this lovely? Apparently, baby spit gets more acidic when it is time to cut a tooth. Therefore, at night, when they drool and lay in it, it gets all over their face and causes them to break out in a most unpleasant manner.
4) Excessive Drooling
The drool is MUCH more plentiful, so it soaks the sheets and makes it virtually impossible to avoid planting one's lovely, smooth, chubby cheek directly into the mess. Bibs become daily attire.
5) Green Diarrhea
Aren't you glad I don't have a picture? Because your child is swallowing so much drool, their digestion gets thrown off. Hence, the green diarrhea. You also may notice diaper rash, yet again, due to the acidic nature.
Bonus #6) Dropping the latch vs. Chewing on things
Harper is demonstrating the chewing. No, thank goodness she's not teething. ;)
It hurts to eat! The baby will start and stop because he won't want to put pressure on his gums. And then get upset because he's hungry. Vicious cycle here. At the same time, he always is shoving things in his mouth to chew on. Masochistic little man. It's like touching a bruise to see if it still hurts.
- Low grade fever
- Rubbing cheeks and ears
What am I grateful for? I am EXTREMELY grateful that we do not have to teeth as adults. That'd be PMS on steroids.