I know I’m a broken record when it comes to talking about Maddie’s teething. I mean, I have been freaking talking about it since, oh, MAY. No one told me that teething NEVER ENDS. Holy cow. Maddie’s high fever has clearly been caused by the impending arrival of three top teeth. You can see them bulging in her gums. AND, just a few minutes ago, I saw that she has a new one on the bottom. It’s below her fang. If this trend keeps up the left side of her mouth will be white and sparking, while the right side will be all toothless and slack-jawed.
The teething has lead to sleepless nights for all of us. I only slept in 20 minute bursts last night. And, because it’s never just one thing, Maddie and I both have colds. Maddie’s coughing and congestion was bad enough to warrant a visit with Dr. Looove. Dr. Looove has an intern now, which meant that Maddie was examined twice. That did NOT go over well. She started screaming the second I took off her onesie, and it went downhill from there. The good news is that while her blood oxygen level wasn’t stellar (around 89-90), her x-ray actually showed some signs of improvement. So she doesn’t need hospitalization (YAY) or 24-hour oxygen (DOUBLE YAY!), just Tylenol for her cold and fever symptoms, and an oral steroid to give her lungs a boost.
I’m sick of writing about teething and colds! I really hope that this is Maddie’s last illness this winter. Of course, now that I’ve written that, I’m tempting fate. WHATEVER, FATE! I’m just sick of seeing this face:
Maddie is getting pretty good at picking up words and using them correctly. My mom (St. Grandma) went with us to see Dr. Looove (Maddie also needed a shot, so I needed moral support). St. Grandma and I were talking about the doctors, and we noticed Maddie was listening intently to us. “Maddie, can you say doctor? DOC-tor.” She looked at me…looked at me…looked at me…then opened her mouth and said, “Doc Tah.” And then she said it over and over, and on our way to get an x-ray we passed another MD in the practice and Maddie looked at him and said, “Doc Tah!”
She is a fricking genius.
Teething sucks big blue ones. I know it’s frustrating, but it will end eventually. By the way, because Maddie is the cutest baby in the whole world, I call my co-workers over whenever there are Maddie pictures. Well.. all the co-workers that won’t fire me for reading blogs on the innerwebs.
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Well. I guess I’m glad that it isn’t anything TERRIBLY serious that can’t be handled at home without the woes of strapping an O2 tank to her chin like a St. Bernard. But AWWW for the pain and the suffering and the not-sleeping. Now, can we get an AMEN for awesome Grandmas that come and take care of everyone?
And I saw the flight news and HELL yeah!!!
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Neve is the worst teether- and apparently she cant keep her teeth in one piece either- as we know her front tooth is broken.
FYI i am so pissed off that my camera was stolen and our pictures are gone!
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Auntie Lynn says:
I cried and then laughed out loud. Never a dull moment with either of you. I’m not surprised that among Maddie’s first words is “Doctah.” Get well soon!
I hear you on the teething thing. Erin’s been teething non stop since a week before she came home from hospital. So far she’s got eight front teeth, four molars and is getting more. So that’s 16, is that enough? How many teeth are two year olds supposed to have anyway?
I’m sorry she’s sick again, but total YAY! points for saying doctah!
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That face, so sad! That totally expresses just how I feel when I’m sick!
Hope you both get better soon!
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The poor little peanut, that has got to be so tiring. For both of you! I hope things improve soon and you can both get some decent rest.
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I’m glad to know there are others suffering through the teething AND cold for baby and Mommy. I feel your pain!
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I so hope she doesn’t start screaming “Doc-tah” when she’s scared, like adding it to her “smelly” habit.
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Solidarity-knuckle-punch for the teething issue, yo. We had 2 teeth from summer through Thanksgiving. Three more showed up in early December. Three more showed up between Christmas and New Year’s. I kid you not, he popped through six teeth in less than six weeks.
No wonder he was less than his own angel self for a
couplefew weeks there!
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