Teething Troubles

As soon as I hit post on my 5 Month Blog toting I had the happiest baby, teething whoas hit us like a ton of bricks.
James had started to drool, get fussy and actually refused to nurse last Friday. I chalked it up to not being too excited about starting solids, and after talking to a nurse at our Peds office, held off on giving him any cereals and purées for a few days.
I was super excited to show off my happy baby on Sunday when we went to visit Lacey and Michael in Baltimore. He was so drooly and crabby, I was sad they didn't get to see my fun giggly little boy.
I got an inkling he actually does did like eating when he practically jumped out of my lap trying to get to my lump crab Mac and Cheese (it was so good I don't blame him).

Why this sudden fussiness? Then it dawned on me teething (ok it dawned on my babysitter, who told me he was probably teething). Each day he has gotten worse and worse for my little guy. And today he fussed and wined all day.
At play group, which he usually loves, he screamed and cried the whole time. It broke my heart. He stopped just as we were leaving, of course.

We stopped on the way home and bought every teething accessory I could find. I'm hoping for a happier baby and happier baby heading into the weekend.
James says pretty soon I'm going to chomp you like this alligator.

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KatiePerk said...

EEk! I know this all too well!! SS has been crabby with this whole teething thing and we haven't had one break through yet! We gave her some tylenol last night and I froze a wet washcloth for her to gum on. She liked it. Good luck!!!

Melissa said...

I don't know what type of teething help you got but we bought the homeopathic teething tablets by Hyland's (Whole Foods, Target) with both boys and they worked MIRACLES. Do what's right for you and James, but I thought this might be a helpful hint : )

Dee Stephens said...

He's still a cutie!

Erika said...

I'm not a fan of teething. My little guy is working on tooth #2 and I think it is going to kill me. He isn't napping, he screams all evening. Sigh. I can't believe there is still a mouth full of teeth to go!

I've been using the Raz-Baby teether (it is the tacky teether that looks like a raspberry/pacifier combo). It is the only thing that works for us. Little guy isn't so into any of the others

Good luck!

Lexilooo said...

love the alligator!