I know, I know, I'm sure all of you veteran mama's are thinking "obvious first time mom is obvious," but it's true. I didn't fully understand how horrible teething was until Oswin started cutting her first two teeth this week.
I was under the impression that once the tooth starts bursting out of the confines of a baby's gums, that all would be hunky dory. NOPE.
She either isn't sleeping, or hibernating. Or waking up screaming in agony. Yesterday was the first day since she was probably four months old that she ate no solids, well, except for the black beans that she threw up. She had a low grade fever, has been fussy, and just isn't our happy little girl. Give us our child back lower and upper front incisor!!!
We caved and decided to buy the necklace. You know the one. The one with the magical amber stone powers. Cosmic black magic crystal energy and such. Enough people swear by it that it's worth the 20 euro to me to try it. Our doctor also suggested a homeopathic liquid called Camilia, which we started giving her last night. Lots of snuggles, lots of nursing, lots of "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," the occasional Dafalgan (like Switzerfrench Tylenol).
Last night was better. Most anything would have been better than the previous night where we all got about 2 hours of sleep. Last night she slept from about 3:00 am until almost 10:30 am, which for those who know her, well, that isn't a lot. I'm sure there will be ups and downs for the next few days until that tooth is out in all its tiny glory, but for now I'll take that as a teething victory.
So that's our weekend sorted. We won't be straying too far from home. A trip to the market tomorrow if our little miss is feeling up to it. And Penn State Football opens up in about 30 minutes for the 2014 season, so there's that.
How about you, any tried and true teething cure alls? Mythical crystals? Rain dances? Potions of coconut oil? ANYTHING?! (Seriously, anything?)
Happy first day of College Football tout le monde (or, er, aux etas unis)!
A la prochaine friends...