Saturday, February 4, 2012

Teething sucks.

Like many other things, an extra chromosome can throw a wrench into teething. Babies with Down syndrome usually teethe later, and their teeth sometimes erupt in a wacky order. Charlotte didn't get her first tooth until 16 months, and it actually came as a pair; two cute bottom center teeth. A few days after the first two, I was fishing something out of her month, and noticed she had two top molars as well?!

Since those first four teeth, her mouth has been quiet. Until this week. Yikes. She is miserable, her gums are swollen and huge, her hands are constantly in her mouth, and it looks like a ton of teeth may erupt any minute. On top of it she has a slight cold. Needless to say, she has been, rightfully so, one very cranky baby. Nothing seems to make her happy, unless she is nursing...which, going from 1-2 times a day, to around the clock nursing has been a treat (though I am happy that something soothes her).

I pray those darn teeth come through her gums ASAP. I want my happy girl back.


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