Luna Marie only has 9 1/2 teeth and they are messing with her!!
Imagine this, there I am lovingly preparing dinner at the stove,, focused, sauteeing, stirring etc,, and my little precious baby runs up and gives me her usual, fiesty, sweet, enthusiastic little baby hug. She usually gets a running start from across the room, then lovingly slams into my backside with her full body and her arms wrapping tightly around me for a squeeze. So sweet right? I just love when she does this! I like to think maybe it is a sign of appreciation for all my awesome cooking! FYI- I am NOT that good a cook, but she doesn’t know any better right? Momma’s gotta get a boost where she can
Well, this time, after the loving hug, she decides before she pulls away, she is gonna take a big, big, bite outta Mommy’s BUTT!!!!! CHOMP!!!
Man! It scared the “C*AP” outta me!! I soooooo wasn’t expecting that! All I could manage to utter was a panicked “Luna Marie! No, NO, NOOOO BITE Momma’s Butt!!!
Maybe I am just a wuss, but it shocked me how much it really hurt. Those little teeth are razor sharp!!!!! I had to drop the spoons and grab her little cheeks because she was going in for ANOTHER bite!!! Seriously, she was ambushing me!!
Of course, I asked around and other mommies told me THEIR biting stories. I learned it is just a “normal” part of teething. What? Who are they kidding? It was like an episode of “True Blood”! (Ok, maybe I exaggerate a little.)
My question: Is there a way to expedite this process?? Because it’s NO fun for Luna Marie. As I mentioned before, she only has 9 1/2 teeth. I say “Half” because there is a molar that has been playing peek-a-boo with us FOREVER! I swear it comes in one corner at a time. It pokes thru and then stops, and then pokes thru again weeks later!!! Luna Marie is teething in slow motion!
Poor thing even had a fever and barfed the other day :/
All this from teething?! Who knew?
I will spare you the gory and smelly details. But as anyone knows barf is so easy to deal with- NOT!! Because, of course, when it happened, I was double parked in a busy parking lot, in the hot sun, and she was buckled in her car seat. Yippeee! Makes for an easy clean up right? Stinky car anyone!!? Better yet, mid-way thru the process, I had to stop and re-buckle her while she was still covered in it and move the car!!! Fun, Fun, FUN! Did I say “NOT!?”
I guess this is all just part of growing up. We all went thru it. Good thing we were so young we don’t remember right? Hopefully she won’t either!
For now, my butt is on high alert! I am armed with Infant Tylenol (generic because of the recall). I also have cold teething rings, what we call the “Bite-y Bear”(a small organic cloth bear who doesn’t mind being bitten) and wooden spoons, etc….
The one thing NOT available? My butt!
For now, I sure hope I am quicker than she is.
Any helpful hints regarding teething would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. My butt thanks you in advance!