Tuesday 16 August 2011

How Could I Miss It?!

It's been quite clear for a while that E is teething.  We've had the difficult-to-predict sleep patterns, the constant gnawing on something, the runny nose, the crying for no reason and the loss of appetite.  E's had it hard too, I'm sure.  Seriously though, she's really been through the wringer, especially in the last week.

I don't know why but earlier today I decided to have a look in her mouth to see if I could see anything that might indicate that her third tooth was coming through.  I had been looking most days but hadn't seen anything.  This time though, I looked further round her gums - and there was a tooth!  All this time I had been expecting a top tooth in the MIDDLE of her gums.  Who would've guessed that one would appear at the side first!?It's through quite far so I would guess it came through last Thursday or Friday.  Oops!

Then, again for reasons unbeknownst to myself, I decided to see if a fourth tooth had come through as well.  I checked the other side of her mouth - which I have to say is very difficult when you have a little girl who is clearly in discomfort and clamps her jaw shut when you come anywhere near her mouth - and there is the start of the fourth tooth!  It's just a corner but it's definitely through the gum.  I reckon that popped through on Sunday or yesterday. 

I feel bad for missing two teeth but at least E seems to be back to being herself now.  Until next time then...

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