Monday, July 19, 2010
Milestone Moment: First Tooth!
Aside: Why do people always relish in telling new moms horror stories or examples of freak accidents or alleged grave harm that you could inadvertently inflict on your child if you do something crazy, like, I don't know, remove them from a protective bubble? Is this really helpful? What is the deal with that? Ahem. Anyway.
By and large, Barrett has handled the teething like a champ, apart from a minor snafu in the middle of the night when Kristopher and I had to start cutting into already-packed boxes to find the Baby Oragel, which we never even found (yes, I had already packed it...he's never needed it before, so I figured he could make it a few more days? Wrong.) I think the second bottom tooth may even be on its way.
We've been working extra hard to keep up with his naps, etc, to reduce any overall fussiness and keeping him feeling fine. The regular rest + occasional Tylenol seem to do the trick. I tried taking a picture of his tooth, but he just sticks his tongue out every time to try to pull down his lower lip to snap the shot. I'll keep trying :)