Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Emma says...


Mommy says: OW!

Mommy stomps upstairs holding offending chomper at arm's length, sensitive body part sending out pain messages frantically. (It's OK, body, I got the message loud and clear!)

Mommy places vicious beast into crib and turns on the mobile, exits the room and shuts the door. Mommy stomps downstairs, restraining urge to curse like a sailor.

Emma, eventually figuring our that she's all alone, says "Waaaaaaaah!"

"Is Emma in trouble?" Caitlin asks, delighted that it's someone else's turn.

"Yes. She's in a baby timeout." Eric explains.

The first of many, I'm sure.

I'm so not looking forward to teeth. Do they make mouth guards small enough?


Anonymous said...

It was the worst when the first teeth were coming in because my daughter kept scraping my nipple!¡!¡ I couldn't even get mad at her because she didn't even realize she was doing it-- it was just the very edge of her razor-sharp teeth. Owwwww!

I found it hurt less when the teeth finally came in. I don't know if I was desensitized by the time her teeth came in but my daughter is 18 mos old and we rarely have issues with teeth/nipple contact.

At about 6-7 mos, we definitely went through a stage where I would nurse her and hold her tightly to my breast (my lactation consultant explained that keeping her close like that kept her latch wider/deeper.) This seemed to help quite a bit.

I hope they both get over the 'chompin' stage soon (for your sake and theirs)

Mary Kate

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Hi Mary Kate! Thanks for visiting and the advice. I thought the holding them close part was to get them to open up and let go.

Oh, you don't mean THAT close. Hee.

Scylla said...

I feel your pain dear, he is still a chomping fiend.

It makes early weaning look gooooood.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Ayup. Once those teeth come in, if ANYBODY bites me that hard, with TEETH?! Nursing is OVER!

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