Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Tooth

***update: upon further investigations it looks like just ONE tooth has actually poked through, although the area next door is looking white, so we expect another one to be popping up any day now. Also I added a few new pictures and a video documenting the afore mentioned investigations.

We have been anticipating the arrival of Kendall's teeth for about 5 months now. At 3 months she started drooling like a Saint Bernard. By 4 months old she was aggressively rubbing her gums on anything she could fit in her mouth. Around 6 months old she started waking up in the middle of the night in pain, only to be relieved with Ora-Gel on her gums.  During her 7th month she went on a few different eating strikes (stressful!). This past month she started playing with her tongue on her gums (and I always freaked out thinking she had just put something small in her mouth and was on the verge of choking!---nope, always just her tongue.) And throughout this whole time every runny nose she got we thought "it's teething time." I'm pretty sure we went to bed saying "Oh my word, if she doesn't wake up with teeth we are CRAZY" every night! And every morning we would check for teeth, only to be disappointed to find out we were just crazy. Until today. Kendall has what we think are TWO teeth (or one really big one!) just poking through on the bottom. They are easier to feel than to see, especially since she sticks her tongue out to cover up her new little pearly whites. I'm probably a little more excited than I should be. HOORAY KENDALL! I wonder when the rest of her teeth with join the party? Tonight, to celebrate, we will be adding "teeth brushing" to our bedtime  rituals.

If you look really hard you'll see the tooth is next to my, my hands are starting to look old!



Erin said...

That last picture cracks me up! SO CUTE!!!!! We're still waiting on Rylan's first tooth. You'd think with the amount of drool that there would be something by now.

Amy and Jonathan Hook said...

Hysterical. I'm pretty sure every parent (us included) blames their child's behavior (running nose, drool, nighttime waking up, crying spells, etc. etc. etc.) on teething for the first year at least. My sister-in-law thought her daughter was teething for at least eight months (the first tooth appeared at one year). It's the ever-present mystery ;).

Congrats on the tooth (or teeth!), Kendall! And the last picture is awesome.

carly said...

congrats on the teeth kendal! :)

carly said...

oops, kendaLL. :)

Emilie said...

YAY, Kendall!

jessithompson said...

Love the pics and video!