Monday, October 5, 2009
3 little devils...
So, 3 little devils have found their way into our home over the past 9 weeks (NO, that's not a typo...I said NINE weeks.) Very sneaky little devils... sometimes they show up with a vengeance, sometimes they are quiet, but when they are here, boy oh boy, you better watch out. I had no idea that something so small could cause so much ruckus, or so little sleep. They are so elusive that I haven't even been able to get a picture yet...
What are they, you say??? Harper's first 3 teeth. Barely there, but somehow so incredibly present. Until last week, when they finally revealed their identity, I wasn't sure what had come over my sweet little innocent, perfectly behaved baby. I'd taken her to the doctor, sure she had some kind of serious internal bleeding or a terribly awful disease.
Grace had no problem with teeth. I didn't even know she getting teeth until one day she bit my finger and drew blood. She wasn't bothered at all. Harper has turned into a monster. I am thankful that there may be an end in sight....but the prospect of getting Lord knows how many more teeth is enough to make me a little nauseous.
The little devils laugh in the face of Tylenol and Motrin, cold rags do nothing because she won't gnaw on them, I've purchased the homeopathic teething tablets (I know, I know, they are not FDA regulated.... but people, we need HELP....) Oragel....HA, it numbs her whole mouth but apparently doesn't help the pain...because she still screams.
Last week, I think I got about 10 hours of sleep the entire week... granted, the puke virus plus a little touch of the flu went through our house, but Harper wasn't the one who was sick, yet she screamed for 7 of the 9 hours at night...Lovely. By the end of the week, I couldn't compose a coherent sentence, my body was sore, my eyes were blurry and driving was probably not the safest thing I could have done.
Thankfully, last night I heard silence for the first time in a while. Silence.......... I slept. It was like a little piece of heaven. To be quite honest, I don't know if she woke up or did not. I was so tired that I very well may have completely slept through the yelling, I don't know. Those 3 little teeth are through the gums, so maybe we are in for a little respite from the storm. Anyone have a secret remedy they want to share??? If I had a million dollars, I'd give it to whomever can find the magic cure for the screaming.
Anyways, as soon as I can catch a shot of the little culprits themselves, you better believe I will post it.