We’ve had an interesting couple of days in our house. Last week was a little slice of hell, otherwise known as teething. I first spotted the tooth on our way back from Hawaii. I was absolutely shocked when I saw it – for some reason I never imagined it would happen quite this early.
As his little tooth continued to break through the gums, Cullen turned into a cranky mess. I can’t really blame him – ouch! My mom arrived for my birthday weekend, and the timing could not have been better. It was so nice to have extra hands for rocking, soothing, and bouncing.
We went to one of the baby stores here in Seattle and picked up a few more teethers so that our little guy could give himself a bit more relief. And when the teethers and toys weren’t cutting it, he found other things to chew on.
It has been so hard to watch him be so uncomfortable and not really be able to help. He went through a few really rough days, but we seem to be through the worst of it. I know it’s also just a part of his age, but these days everything goes straight into his mouth.
And sometimes even though he’s biting down, it doesn’t seem to be enough to relieve those sore little gums.
I can’t believe this is something we’re going to have to go through over and over again as new teeth come in! At least now I’m armed with every teething item on the market. I hope the next one is a long way away!