30 Days of Blogging, Day 30

My blogging challenge has come to a close. I’ve loved writing for 30 days straight, and I’ve learned a lot about what’s most important/pressing to me in life by what I’ve chosen to recount. Lots about sleep and breastfeeding, not surprisingly. That’s mostly what you get from me if you follow my blog! That, and a spattering of chicken talk and pics of homemade bread.

Tonight I’m going to write about something we haven’t been plagued with in quite a while – teething. Avery has started teething her 2-year molars. Last night she woke up at 1:30am crying (which she hasn’t been doing for the past couple of weeks – she wakes and asks calmly for me to come in and give her milk). This time she was inconsolable. I tried offering milk, I tried cuddling her, I tried bringing her back to our bed, but she wasn’t having any of it. I tried taking her downstairs to watch tv but we have a basement tenant and she was still crying downstairs, so I figured that wasn’t a sustainable option. Finally at 2:15am we put on Moana in our bedroom. She fell asleep cuddled into me watching her favourite movie. It was so adorable.

This morning she felt hot to touch, but didn’t have a fever. Her cheeks were red. She wouldn’t take her fingers out of the back of her mouth. She barely touched breakfast, snack, or lunch. Advil was a game changer – clearly she was feeling pain.

Although we can’t see swelling at the gums, it’s hard to see back there, and the teeth could be moving down but not at the edges of the gums yet. I’m 99% sure that teething is on the table. I hope they come soon, but I’ve heard that the 2-year molars can take a long time to work their way down. It’s also kind of shocking to think that my little baby is working on the last baby teeth she will ever grow…

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3 thoughts on “30 Days of Blogging, Day 30

  1. I’m so jealous of kids this age that have so many teeth!! C still just has 2 on bottom and 4 on top. I know her molars are moving up though, because she has the same symptoms you’re dealing with now. This week I’ve noticed an every other day trend…I’m bracing for a bad day tomorrow. I hope Avery gets through these teeth fairly quickly!!
    On another note…I’m sad your 30 days is over!! I’ve really looked forward to reading these every night before bed!!

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    • I definitely feel lucky that we got through so many teeth so early. We had a good several months without any teething to worry about (not to mentions Avery can eat everything with all these teeth, even the ocassional nut!). I hope C’s next teeth come in fast ❤️
      And thanks for the kind words about reading my blog every night 😊 I’m working on another post that I’ll probably publish tomorrow. I still have lots left to say 😁

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