Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ben - 17 Weeks


Ben is still figuring out the logistics of getting things into the vicinity of his mouth. He has been a bit on the cranky side and drooling like a Newfoundland so we have a sneaking suspicion that he’s working on producing a few teeth. The Breastfeeding Mama [that would be me] was hoping that teeth wouldn’t appear for at least another four months so this would be an unwelcome development, should our tooth hunch be correct. 



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4 comments:

  1. You may not need to be ready yet. Most babies start the teething process a LONG time before any teeth arrive. The average baby actually gets first teeth around 6-7 months. Both kids started teething around 3 months old here...G had a tooth in his 6 month. Lorelai got 2 in one week at 8 months. So you may still have a very long time before a tooth pops out. Good for breastfeeding. Not always good when dealing with the crankiness. lol Hang in there!

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  2. Oh...and babies lack the ability to know they are drooling and so they don't swallow it. So that could be it too.

    Either way...he's a super cutie!

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  3. Amanda, I laughed out loud this morning when I read your comment; it sounded EXACTLY like what our doctor said yesterday when we went in for his 4 month visit. We’ve had a super cranky baby this last week so I’ve been casting around for any explanations... Chris got his first tooth at 4 months and a few babies in my Mothers group have them too so I think we’re generally on high alert. I am much more amenable to six or eight months though.

    Our poor doctor - she much heave a giant internal sigh when she looks at her clipboard each morning and sees how many first time mothers are scheduled for the day. She never visibly flinches though when I break out my very long list of things to discuss. :) We had such an interesting talk with her yesterday regarding immunizations; I’m grateful that she is so patient with us!

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  4. Just be glad you aren't a mom who had a baby born with teeth. Freaky, but it happens! EEK! lol

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