Tuesday, July 1, 2008


It can only be teething. I can't find any other logical explanation. My happy, giggly baby has turned into a clingy, moaning mess overnight.

For the past few weeks, Olivia has been working on these teeth...chewing and drooling more than usual. We have watched as the little bulges appeared on her gums, announcing that teeth were getting ready to pop through any time. Occasionally over the past few weeks, she has been complain-y at night or a little feverish, and I've even had to get up once or twice in the middle of the night to comfort her.

Then last night, I had to rock her back to sleep at 2:00 a.m., and she just moaned and sniffed the whole time. She slept this morning until 7:45! Which is significant, since she hasn't slept past 6:15 in at least a month. She's extremely congested, is running a fever, wails when I try to touch her gums, and has wanted to do nothing but cuddle all day. And my baby is not a cuddler...she's little Miss Activity and can't be bothered with sitting still unless she is very tired or sick or in pain.

She's asleep again now. So far today she has been awake for a total of 3.5 hours. And it's 2:30 p.m. right now.

We go to court to finalize our adoption tomorrow, and I'm praying that those dang teeth will pop through already so that she'll be in a better mood tomorrow. Looks like I'll be stocking up on baby Tylenol and settling in for a few days of cuddling my sweet little teething girl. Poor baby. It must really hurt to have those hard teeth ripping right through her gums like that.


Lizzie said...

Isn't that just how it always goes down? The second you're celebrating the fun giggle stage, the other shoe drops! Hope she's feeling better soon.

Jen said...

Give her some Tylenol! It must be awful to have teething pain and not know what is going on.

Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.