Thursday, April 21, 2011

Teething 101

Brian and I got a Crash Course in Teething since last Sunday!
You don't know how your child will react to teething until it happens...

Last Sunday (4/10), Julianna mysteriously had a bottom tooth pop through with no warning. There it was, clear as day while I was feeding her breakfast on that fine morning. She was smiling. We were smiling. Life was dandy. And the best part was - No pain!!

Then she started coughing really bad... like a raspy congested evil cough. We had to bring her to the doctor the following Monday morning. I won't go into that since I mentioned it last week. Well the doctor points out "Oh she has TWO teeth" - WHAT? Two? She only had 1 yesterday! The 2nd tooth popped through at some point since Sunday night and Monday afternoon. Again, other than being cranky from being sick, we had no warning.

This was going to be a piece of cake right?! 2 teeth... no warning.... no problem!
We did have to give her Tylenol for her fever from her cold & asthma ... so perhaps the Tylenol helped mask any pain from the teeth.

The doctor also said, "Oh... she has FOUR teeth coming down on top - and going to poke through any day now" - WHAT? Four more? Is this kid a freak of nature or what?!

So as the week went on, she was cranky and hurting between her cold and the 3rd tooth (eye tooth!) popping through up on the top. These suckers aren't wasting any time are they?
Then last Friday or Thursday, a 4th tooth started making it's way through. It was just below the skin. It looked sooo painful!

Saturday was a bad day for poor little Jules. She was miserable. Tylenol wasn't helping. She just needed to be comforted and held. And talk about clingy! She did not want to leave our arms all day! She just whined and moaned and cried all day. She wouldn't let us near her mouth either. We tried to get some Humphrey's and orajel in there. We had to sit on her to get it in her mouth. Not fun. She was just hurting so much for a few days total. Poor baby.

Julianna wouldn't chew on a teether, cold washcloth, teething biscuit... nothing. She chewed on her hand. Whatever makes you happy my child! She had ZERO appetite, which I have to tell you I was so freaked out. She wouldn't touch any solids... and took half her formula. It was freaking me out. She was starting to go back to normal around Tuesday. Phewww!

Finally on Sunday night... we turned the corner. By this past Monday, she was the closest to normal we had seen in a week. She was getting her appetite back too. By Tuesday, she was about 95% back to normal. I guess it was so bad because of so many teeth coming through at once.

I am so happy there is no more pain for my little baby. But I know that 5th tooth is going to wreak havoc any day minute now... and oh yeh, the 6th one too. For now, we will enjoy the happy child with her new teethies!


  1. Ugh teething is the worst! Sophia got her bottom two teeth at 5.5 months then nothing until now. She recently just got two on the top and she has two more about to cut through the gum. Poor babies :( I hope Julianna starts to feel better soon!

  2. Brooke will be 8m on Sunday and nothing yet, just chewing on everything in site, and drooling. Taylor didn't get ANY teeth till after his first birthday. Cassidy and Liam around 10m. Hopefully she is better, we will be there soon too!

  3. Aimme - Oh wow , I wish Julianna would have taken a break in between some teeth like that LOL. SHe actually had a teething meltdown last night, the next one is pushing through... ugh!

    JenRod - So all your kids were/are kinda late with teeth. Eh, Julianna is late with everything it seems lol. My dentist told me his kids did not get their teeth until they were 18 months!! wow!

  4. Poor Julianna. Maybe the rest of her teeth will slow down and it won't be so bad. I can't believe she has an eye tooth. Chloe has two molars now but no eye teeth. I'm not looking forward to the eye teeth. Seems like those might hurt pretty bad.

  5. Aw! Poor kiddo. I've had lots of experience with teething babies working in child care. At least she's stinkin' adorable!

    I'm new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog as well. :)

    Simply Kate

  6. found you through ftlob...your baby girl is ADORABLE (and just a couple months younger than my son, so I can totally relate!). I'm a first time mom, too...isn't it so hard to watch them in pain?!? Good luck

  7. Granthamania - Wow I can't beleive Chloe has molars already - that is so amazing. That is early right?? I just hope we get a reprive for a little while. Poor little girl!

    Kate - hi there - thanks for stopping by!! I have to say, it would be hard to deal with other people's kids that are teething. One is enough - it would be sad for me to see others in pain. lol.You are a special person!! :)

    michelle- thanks & nice to e-meet you!! Ooh I love seeing what others are going through with babies around the same age as Jules! :) It does suck when they are in pain. So hard to see them like that.

  8. oh my goodness! That's a lot of teeth at once! Every time Emma is getting a tooth her nose runs like crazy, then she gets a sinus infection.

  9. Oh poor Julianna and poor mama!! I'm glad things are getting better! I hope her next teeth pop out with very little pain!

  10. Poor baby :( Marshall just had his first bottom one pop through with no drama so I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Glad she's feeling better.

  11. Poor cutie! They are really popping up quickly! I hope this will all be over for all of ya'll soon :)
    Stopped over from FTLOB. Have a great weekend!

  12. Texagermanadian - Nice to e-meet you ... thanks for stopping by. Your blog looks like fun stuff... already following :)

    Amanda - Have fun ... Poor Marshall, I hope he is ok ... One tooth seems to be ok. It's when then come in like 5 at a time that is must hurt lol

    Ashley O - You're not kidding. One at a time would be nice!

    Hollie - it will be interesting to see what happens with the next one that comes through alone. I wonder if she will have any symptoms... just like what you said!!


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