Show Me Your Teeth…

is not just the name of a freaky & fun Lady Gaga song — it’s what I’ve been singing to my baby because she’s been teething for what feels like forever and still no sign of her first pearly white. I know it’s causing her pain and wrecking havoc on our “normal” routine so I keep telling myself that once it finally comes through, my sweet happy girl will return to us. Lately she’s been like Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde…happy and blowing raspberries one minute then screaming bloody murder the next. Teeth are the devil, I tell ya!

Why couldn’t mother nature have all the teeth pop through at once? Because it would be so freaking painful our heads would explode? Probably. I wish it were as easy as one night she goes to sleep with her toothless grin and the next morning she wakes up looking like those creepy toddlers in beauty pageants who were those fake “flippers” to present a flawless smile. Well, I don’t really want her to look like one of them, but if she woke up and had all her teeth at once, it would be a lot easier on all of us. Getting this first tooth to pop through is just the tip of the iceberg. How many teeth are in the human mouth? 26? 32? What a looooong road ahead of  more drool than Niagara Falls and more screaming than a banshee. My poor little bebe.

At the same time, I’m dreading the first tooth to appear because that means we’re really leaving the baby days behind us and I’d like to keep her little as long as I can. So maybe I should stop singing Lady Gaga and enjoy the toothless grins while I still have them!

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4 thoughts on “Show Me Your Teeth…

  1. ahhhh what a pleasant memory … SO LONG AGO! teething seems so monumental at the time, but like everything else, enjoy it while it lasts, because time goes by SO FAST now that you have the little one marking each and every day with huge accomplishments, the calendar pages will be flying by. 🙂

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    • Thanks Ali! I know — it’s already flying by — she’s 7 months tomorrow. : ( It’s funny to think that one day I’ll look back fondly on teething and how it wasn’t really a big deal. I’m guessing, anyway! : )

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  2. I remember being SO EXCITED when my first born got her first tooth around six months of age. Until I realized that the teething agony, pain and crabbiness that they go through was going to last for … wait for it … another 18 months! Then I wondered why I was so excited. 😉 Our second daughter seems to be the slowest teether on the face of the earth – she’s 18 months right now and has been working on those canine teeth (eye teeth) for months! Either that or our oldest was just really efficient. It’s probably the latter. But what the other poster wrote is true – now my first born is 3.5 and the whole teething thing seems so long ago. (sniffle). 🙂

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    • I know, I wonder why I’m so gung-ho for these teeth to pop through as I’m still nursing and want to make it to one year with her. Getting bit scares the bejeezus out of me. I have a feeling my daughter will be like your second daughter–slowest teether–because she’s been drooly and mouthing everything since she was 2 months and still no sign of a tooth at 7 months now. Yikes! I’m not a fan of this teething thing and it still seems crazy that I’ll ever look back and think, man I wish we could do that part again. : )

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