Thursday, April 10, 2008

Could this be it? Teething!

Olivia has been gnawing on her hands and everyone else's for more than a month now, with nothing to show for it. But I think that we are on the verge of a tooth, or several, in the very near future.

Admittedly, I know nothing about this at all. However, her gums are starting to take shape, like there's something very tooth-like just under the surface that's ready to burst forward.

But more importantly, she is slightly warm, more drooly, and WAY more complain-y. She naps horribly and wakes up more often at night. Please tell me there's a good reason for all of this!

Last night, I had the ephiphany that perhaps she's in pain and needs to take something. (Duh) Her slightly-elevated temperature was enough to convince me that some baby tylenol was in order, and she seemed to sleep better.

So far this morning, she took one very short nap and then proceeded to cry about EVERYTHING for the past hour. She's napping now, and if I know what's good for me, I'll make my lunch now so I have the chance to actually eat lunch in case she refuses to take a substantial nap at all today. *Sigh*

No teeth yet, but I expect one to pop through any time.


Jen said...

There's a good reason! A tooth is coming! (At least, I believe you from your description, I have no inside knowledge.)

Southern Comfortable said...

Poor girl! I have no advice to give, but I hope you're right-- and that she feels better soon.