Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Canine Incisor Molar Oh My!
Here is what the average baby's mouth will look like once all of their teeth come in:
Right now the thought of going through this TWENTY TIMES!!?!#?! is a wee bit overwhelming!
She's been drooling like a leaky faucet since December, but in the last week the faucet has been opened and she's salivating like a dog who sees a nice, big juicy steak! Everything goes to her mouth and if she can't lift it she just brings her head to the item...wait, she doesn't just bring her head to it, she launches herself at it with a mouth so wide you could fit a Big Mac into it!
She is also fussy.... if fussy means screaming at the top of her lungs like she's a mad woman on the loose. The screaming is a mix of a pain scream, which is sad to hear, and the "I'm so angry with you I want to rip your head off just for fun" scream, which sometimes makes me chuckle just a tiny bit. (Just a teeny, tiny bit, I swear!)
We have a numbing agent like this but it is now being recommended against by some doctors. As parents of a tiny being who is sometimes in excruciating pain, we decided to try it anyways...to no avail. Poor Little Miss continues to be in pain.
"They" say that the first two teeth are the worst and the rest get easier for moms (and babies too of course!) and I can't honestly remember when my son was teething almost 16 years ago, so the scars must not last forever, but right now I'd be okay skipping the teeth and fitting her with mini dentures.