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Teething at Three Months

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Truman seems to be getting a tooth or three or maybe four. I didn’t even know that was possible at three months (related: three months old tomorrow, holy crap!) but it turns out after some extensive internet research, aka reading comments in instagram, it is way more common than I thought. He is still a pretty jolly little guy, but he went from 95% happy all the time all the way down to maybe 80% of the time.

This is blurry because he was bouncing the bouncy chair with his feet, but I find his cold washcloth chomping face to be adorable.

When he isn’t teething, I keep him busy folding the laundry.

Now I have to say he is mostly all smiles instead of all smiles. It’s slipping a little in the bottom right.

I Blame The Smirking Pigs

Monday, October 18th, 2010

This is the first Monday in a long time that I haven’t scheduled a blog post the night before. I like scheduling posts, judging by the analytics, a lot of readers are on the east cost and I feel like having the post go up at midnight gives everyone a chance to read it whenever they like. You know, because I need to accommodate my thousands of readers. Ha. But, I didn’t even think about blogging yesterday.

There are lots of reasons for my ignoring this space, the most obvious being that I can. While I like to get a post up most weekdays and once on the weekend, this isn’t my job. It is a hobby and I can do what I want. I could also blame lack of inspiration or writers block or the fact that these molars Spencer is working on have destroyed any semblance of sleeping through the night that he had been working on. (Although last night he only woke up every 2 hours, so that is an improvement.) The actual truth is that I spent every moment of free time yesterday playing Angry Birds.

This might seem late in the game. I know the big Angry Birds obesseion is so three weeks ago, but I do not have an iPhone or an iPad and except for a beta version that only had 15 levels that I beat and then beat again with mostly 3 stars on every level, the Droid version of the game came out yesterday. And I am almost done with level 3, which I think is pretty good, seeing as I cared for a toddler most of the day and went to bed less than an hour after he did. So, I pretty  much have birds on the brain.

Since this is primarily a mom blog or baby blog or whatever, but certainly is not a gaming blog. Here is some Spencer news. We went to a baptism on Saturday (not his) and he slept through almost the whole thing (yay), he was awake for the party afterwords which was a toddler nightmare full of tablecloths and low tables covered in choking hazards snacks (boo). It was also wet so outside playing was limited. (Double boo). He had his first experience with a dog and thank god it was an old pug because apparently Spencer likes petting teeth. He no longer sleeps. Molars are evil. Teething can suck it. So. Very. Tired.

Bonus picture of Spencer eating his first sandwich as a reward for the readers because I have a severe case of the rambles.

Sick Baby

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I’m a not a fan of the mystery illness. Spencer seemed a little warm late Saturday afternoon and a quick check with the thermometer revealed a temperature of 102; I administered some acetaminophen and moved on with our day. He seemed in relatively good spirits and a quick fraught with danger finger probe in to his mouth revealed an edge of a molar poking through on both the left and right sides of his mouth. 102 seemed high for a teething fever, but again, no other symptoms.

Not a happy camper

He ate dinner and went to bed without much of a fuss, but started waking up every hour at about midnight. I took his temperature at about 2 am and it was 103.7. Heart attack city. I debated packing us up and heading to the ER, but 2 am on a Saturday night is not when you want to be in an ER. I used to work for one. I know these things. The fever went down and we snuggled up in the recliner for most of the night. Most of Sunday, Spencer seemed his usual self, running a temperature around 100, but acting fairly normally, but a little extra clingy.

Hubs got home from work and Spencer’s fever was just getting higher and higher. We dosed again and tried a cool bath and the poor tuckered out little guy fell asleep at 7, an hour earlier than normal, which was handy for watching Mad Men, but not so great when he woke up an hour later with a 104.7 fever. I was ready to head to the ER immediately, but hubs calmed me down and we tried meds again and his fever was down to something more reasonable within the hour. It was another crappy night and I ended up sleeping in the recliner with Spencer from 2 am until about 7. He would fall asleep in my arms, but wake when I put him in the crib. Every. Single. Time. So, I gave up and did some more chair sleeping. My back, by the way, is killing me.

Monday morning was awesome. Spencer and I joined the hubs in bed about 8 and Spencer played for a bit and then looked a little sleepy, so we cuddled up and slept until 10ish. 10’o clock people! I think that is the latest I have slept in since Spencer was born. It was awesome. He seemed quiet, but in pretty good sprits for the rest of the morning and then after lunch and a long nap, I had my usual baby back. His fever hasn’t been above 101 all of Monday.

My guess is that all of this is just a random virus that happened to have no other symptoms. If he turns up with a rash in the next day or two, then it will be roseola, which I know all about since he had the mystery rash and I did all of that rash googling. It was really stressful, but I am stoked he is on the mend.


Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Baby got some teeth, two on the same day, in fact. His front two bottom teeth. Hopefully that explains some of the frequent night wakings. It has gotten so much worse in the last few weeks that it is not even funny. He did sleep through the night again. Once since December. I know a lot of moms would say that babies, especially breastfed babies, just don’t sleep through the night yet. But he used to. From August to December, then he just stopped and slowly started waking more and more each night. But wait. This is supposed to be about teeth. It looks like he might get his top two soon, they are starting to bulge a bit. ¬†Blurry tooth proof:

First two teeth

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