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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  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!

  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!

  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!

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