Monday, May 11, 2009

Teething Woes:)

Riley has been teething for a good week now. I guess really its been longer, more like three weeks, but we didn't really think much of the drooling and constant gnawing. Last Sunday night Riley started getting fussy and cranky right before bed, and we would sit up with her for about two hours straight, while she screamed and cried. We did this for five nights in a row. It was hard to watch my daughter be in so much pain, and I was so grateful for Leif's help! She'd wake up at 3 or 4, screaming because of the pain. That sucked because we had adjusted to Riley sleeping through the night and I did not miss those early morning feedings! I finally bought teething tablets and more teething rings. Those have been lifesavers! So has Tylenol:)

Friday night came around and she slept through the night. Then Saturday. And Sunday night we checked her mouth and her tooth had surfaced, ready to break through. She also slept through the night. This morning we checked again, and part of the tooth has broken through. Thank Jesus! I was hoping she would only have to deal with two hours of teething like the last time, but I'll take a week over a month any day! It could always be worse right?


Jacqueline said...

Yep it could always be worse. Lucy's been having those same symptoms and issues since February with no teeth at all yet. I've given up hope that they'll ever come in.

But I really hope the rest of Riley's teeth pop through without much problems for you all. Its awful to watch a baby teeth. So sad :(

Megan R. said...

Yeaaaaaaah Riley!!

Creole Wisdom said...

I just found you through Keya's blog, and wanted to say that I just think your little one is TOO DIE FOR. TOO CUTE!

ValeriesWorld said...

The first two is also difficult, but after that, it is fine!

Chi said...

Oh my word, your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!!!! She's happy, and the product of a loving relationship. My best wishes to you all.

Squeaksdaddy said...

You have a beautiful family...Riley is absolutely precious. My daughter is 6 months, and she cut her two bottom teeth last month...Now, the top teeth are coming. She's one big drooly puddle anymore...I enjoy your blog.

BTW I come via The U's blog