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Holy teething, batman!

My son’s 4th and 5th teeth are coming in, aka his top two teeth. And breastfeeding has become a whole new adventure in pain. He’s learning to eat solid foods, to chew things up properly. Mommy has to keep reminding him that her nipples are not to be gnawed on. Can I just say, “Ouch!”

He’s really starting to enjoy new foods. Yesterday he tried a few pieces of cooked mushrooms and loved them. And he will eat as many mashed potatoes as you can give him. He seems love eating anything that we’re eating. He stares at my toast and eggs each morning until I give him some of my toast. And he’s feeding himself cheerios, although only about half of them make it to his mouth. more…

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trying not to let the tired take over

9/365: bonding timeI haven’t been able to get enough sleep over the past week, even with mid-day naps snuggling my sweet boy. Maybe it’s restlessness. Maybe it’s life changes.

Or maybe it’s teething. The boy broke one tooth last week and a second tooth on Monday. He’s really not too grouchy, considering. Just not napping much, running a slight fever until the teeth break, and being a tiny bit whiny. But I know it could be worse.

Like Sunday afternoon, for instance. I think we re-enacted a portion of the exorcist. Baby vomit flying everywhere. You’re welcome.

I felt so sorry for the tyke. Grandma picked him up from his nap, he belched, then spewed. I had been napping (nappus interruptus), but went in the dining room to help. I took the kid, and while Mom cleaned up the floor and table, I cleaned the kid. Of course, just after I got that done, he borked some more.