Oh, boy. Teething has hit Evie in the face like a sack of potatoes. I had no idea that the process of acquiring teeth was so, well, awful. Just add it to the list of all the other things nobody impressed upon me before I became a mom.
She's been teething for the past couple of months, but this week has been the worst so far. It's like she's a baby werewolf, and suddenly her full moon has come, and she's transformed into a little monster. She is cranky. So. So. Cranky. She doesn't want to eat or drink very much. She's all congested and has this cough that makes her gag and throw up. Poor Evie. She chomps on her bottom lips and gums with her top ones, making her look kind of like a little old person who forgot to put in their dentures. And the little cherry on top is that my baby who used to so peacefully fall asleep while drinking her bottle when it was bedtime, now throws herself a little fit and refuses to finish her milk or take her paci and just hollers and cries in her crib like we're all back in the newborn angry phase. The doctor assured me this is all nothing to worry about.
Oh, ok, great.
So with all this, I am sitting here, still in my pajamas, my hair is all a mess and all I can do is try to make her as comfortable as possible, I guess. God is definitely teaching me patience, that's for sure. Though, I'm not sure how great a job I'm doing of learning it. Thankfully she is taking a nap right now, which is why I'm able to write this.
I have tried many things. Orajel, baby Tylenol, frozen teethers, regular teethers, distraction, goofy dance moves and offering snuggles. The last one, much to my great disappointment, is rejected nearly every time. She does seem to like the goofy dance moves though.
Anyway, I wasn't sure about this, but I've decided I'm going to try an amber teething necklace. It can't hurt, and who knows, it just may have these magical soothing capabilities that so many people swear by. If it doesn't work, oh well, at least Evie will have a pretty necklace.
I'm hoping these teeth make their appearance soon, and with all this ruckus they're causing, they better be the most awesome, glowing, sparkling pearly whites any baby has ever grown.
If anyone has any suggestions as to how to ease teething discomfort, please write them in the comment section. Please!!