One of these days I’m gonna figure out the cure to teething. Until then, I’m still looking. Maddie can’t just pop one tooth. No, she has to supersize her teething. I can see she juuuust popped a bottom tooth out, and her top gums are all lumpy and nasty. Which means she goes from this…
…in the blink of an eye. It’s kind of unfair, I’m the only one around here allowed to have PMS-like mood swings.
On Sunday Maddie attended the birthday party of her two BFFs Reilly and Georgie (the children of my oldest, bestest friend Tara). Tara made some ridiculous cupcakes.
A couple days before the party, I talked to Tara and she was like, “I can’t get the cupcakes to look the way I want!” or some madness like that. She said she wanted fish cupcakes to go with her beach themed party. I told her to slap some Swedish Fish and M&Ms (for air bubbles, of course) on the frosting and call it a day. Instead, Tara busted out some pastry bags and decorating tips and made perfect fish. If I’d done that the fish would have looked like deflated basketballs. Then the goodie bags were sand castle buckets with shovels and goldfish crackers.
Freaking Tara with the awesome cuteness!
Maddie had her first taste of dyed frosting at the party.
clearly she’s crazy about it.
And then her body exploded in a rash. Tara blames the grass. I say that’s TOO EASY, and have continued to send Tara text messages that say, “are you trying to kill mai baybee?” The rash was no joke.
It was ALL OVER her arms, legs, and feet. But as of bed time some 29 hours later, it was just about gone. It didn’t seem to bother her at all. Or, at the least, it didn’t bother her any more than her teeth did.
Also, it’s creepy how much Maddie’s leg looks like mine. Like, if it wasn’t insanely tiny and covered in a rash, I would think that was my leg. It’s weird when your kids have your body parts. Sorry you got my legs, Maddie. They’re not exactly my best physical trait (I’ll get back to you when I settle on my best physical trait. (Mike do not say my boobs)).
For some reason this reminds me that I have to write a 100 word bio for my new gig as a March of Dimes Mom. Yeah, I’m all about the appropriate segues. That should make my bio REAL interesting. I’m taking suggestions for my bio. Like, obviously, “frequently cuts her fingers but avoids stitches” HAS to be included, right?
Joe @ Irrational Dad says:
It’s awesome that you aren’t afraid to take pictures of unhappy baby. I do that sometimes too… it’s kind of adorable in its own way.
We took Tyler to a playground recently (on one of the warms days a few weeks ago). He played in the grass and the wood mulch on the playground. He got a bad itchy rash on his face and neck. It went away after a few hours. We also did put some sunscreen on him, so I guess it could have been a few different things that caused it, but grass is definitely an option.
Gladd Maddie’s feeling better though.
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Domestic Extraordinaire says:
She could have had a reaction to the food coloring in the frosting. Giggles had some issues with a certain red dye when she was younger. The Chicken and Yellow dye number 5 were at odds when she was younger too-until she was about 4. Just a thought and very easy to test out.
The Chicken is like a mini me, which freaks me out all the time. I try to say its the glasses and dark hair, but really the only thing that child got from hubby was his brown eyes and party down personality. Oh and his attached ear lobes.
I think having a friend that can make cupcakes like that and put together those adorable and so creative goody bags would make me feel constantly inferior. I’d drop her!
Wow! That rash looks pretty funky! Did you ever figure out what it was? Poor Maddie…glad she’s feeling better!
ps – I’m not sure if you’re supposed to to do this but I always gave my kids motrin/tylenol when the teething got really bad…I just couldn’t bear the thought of my babies hurting like that!
Hey there … Tatum was the same way … she never cut just one tooth – it was alway and I mean ALWAYS 2 at a time, with the other 2 within a day or 2. (Bottom 2 then the next day top 2 … etc) Her I teeth are just coming in and the bottom 2 popped on the same day (yesterday) and the top 2 are determined to come tomorrow. Have you tried the teething tablets?! They say they are hoeimopathic – sp? They saved me with Tatum. Bowden doesn’t seem to even notice I gave them to him … they sell them at any ole wally world!
Good luck it will get better, once they start popping it gets easier!
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Dont try to act like you arent creative- umm, diaper cakes anyone?
I agree witht he last poster- I give neve tylenol before she sleeps bec she teeths pretty badly. I also leave a little tiny blanket inside her crib. She usually chews on this at night. The doctor said it was ok to give them tylenol every day during teething.
Oh- and you regret passing your legs on to maddie? Soleil is going to HATE me for her back hair. Yeah- I said it.
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Amy in OHio says:
Poor bubba…could it have just been heat rash you think? That comes and goes pretty quickly. I think. Oh, who am I kidding, I have no clue.
Amazing Greis says:
Poor baby, teething and a rash. That S.U.C.K.S!!!!
Love the crying picture. Why is it that pictures of kids pouting and crying are always so freakin’ cute?
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I’m still wondering how you went from teething, to fish cupcakes, to rashes, to your insane ability to cut yourself in one post and made it all sound coherent. You are my idol….that is all…
P.S. Love the crying picture, I’m sure it’s not cute while it’s happening but it’s cute for us to look at.
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That rash looks nasty and like it hurts-a lot. Poor baby. Too much at one time. Teething is horrible. My kids liked to do it one corner at a time-just to make it fun.
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poor thing. i hope it wasn’t the cupcake…because, um, cupcakes are delicious.
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I swear by chamomilla tablets by Hyland’s (http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php) for teething troubles. After popping one tab into my little girl’s mouth, she went from crying (okay, irrate) to totally mellow in 15 minutes. Their kids kit (http://www.hylands.com/products/kidskit.php) is pretty awesome as well. Love the belladonna for fevers and such.
Andrea's Sweet Life says:
Oh, that rash does NOT look good. As the mother of a child with a ridiculous number of allergies, I’d say you should definitel rack your brains thinking about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING she ate that day, and write it down. NOW. I’ll wait while you go do that.
OK, done? Now write down anything new that she came in contact with as far as lotions, sun screens, grass (which you already wrote down, I assume), a different dog, a cat.
Now you’ll have a complete list in case she gets the rash again, and can compare to the list you’ll creat NEXT time.
Also? Talk to Dr. Loooove about Maddie’s suggested dose of Children’s Zyrtec, and keep some on hand. It works wonders!
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My son had a rash that looked EXACTLY like that over the weekend. It was mostly on his stomach and legs. He had a fever for two days before and I thought he was teething. No teeth popped out though. Turns out he had Roseola. Awesome. I hope Maddie feels better soon because a teething baby is NO fun!
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
Your poor daughter’s leg reminds me of my little girl’s leg. My punkin was allergic to eggs for a while. Maybe it was eggs in the cupcake???
Hope those achy gums stop hurting (hers, not yours!).
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Chipmunk broke out like that on his first birthday from blue frosting.
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As a mumma of kids w/ allergies I would say it was the dye in the frosting that caused it. My Teen used to get hives so had his knees looked as if they had baseballs embedded under the skin.
Teething sucks rocks. Ice, ice, and more ice. Freeze wet washcloths and let her chow down on them. Rub her gums. Whiskey works too – for you not her woman! Time is the best solution to teething. Teen broke eight at once. Middle did one at a time. Baby never even hinted that he was sprouting teeth. I guess it all varies.
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midwest mommy says:
Ok, please tell me that is not your leg in the picture though?
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Dude, I need a fish cupcake now.
I’m with everyone else, it could have been the grass or red dye in the cupcake. Poor Maddie, she just can’t seem to get a break. I hope those teeth come through soon.
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Cuteness of the cupcakes and ‘goodie bags’ and YIKES to the rash. Ugh. RAshes are awful, especially the part where you have to figure out where they came from!!!
You have my biggest sympathies on the teething. YUCKY!d
Cute damn kiddo
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my daughter Deliah erupted in a similar rash just after her first taste of commercially prepared icing, turns out the red and blue dyes are something her little body couldn’t handle at 14 months