Monday, May 21, 2007

Teething Sucks

Yeah, so when Addison's bottom two teeth came in, it wasn't really that bad. Other than wanting to be held a little more and whining a little more, her behavior wasn't all that unusual. That has NOT been the case with the top two teeth!!! Oh my gosh! My wonderful, cheerful, well-behaved baby has turned into a little whiner!!! It's driving me crazy! And I feel bad because I know she is just hurting, so I shouldn't let it drive me crazy, but man, at the end of the day, I am EXHAUSTED!!!

And it doesn't help that she is only sleeping for 2 hour blocks at night too! She'll wake up and she won't really cry, but she will whine FOREVER unless I go in there and nurse her for a little bit. When I give her Tylenol before bed she'll sleep for about 4 hours, but other than that it's two. Aren't I lucky!

Other than that things are going really well. She has started to put one knee in front of the other one, and then one hand in front of the other one, and then she'll fall down. I keep bringing toys she wants to her because I want to keep her from crawling as long as possible. As soon as she crawls, I'm going to have to keep a much closer eye on her.

She is also SOOOOOOO squirmy now!!! It's hard to hold her because she's always trying to get away from you!!! Today I actually had quite the scare. I set her up on her changing table (which is also her dresser) and I bent down to get some clothes for her out of a drawer, and she fell head first into my arms. Luckly I caught her, but it scared me to death!!!

She loves exploring new objects...and by exploring I mean putting them in her mouth. We're always having to vacuum the front room now. The other day I set her on the ground, and her diaper wipe bucket was next to her. I swear I couldn't have been looking away for more than a 30 seconds, and when I looked back she had figured out how to open it and was sitting in a field of diaper wipes.

We've also taught her to say "Bye bye." If you say "bye bye" while opening and closing your hands, she'll start opening and closing her hands. It's sooooooooo cute!!!

Well, for the most part, that's it for us. Bart is really excited for the end of school. He can't believe it's only in two weeks!

We both signed up to run in a 5k on June 2. I'm excited. It should be a lot of fun, and I hear they raffle away a ton of prizes. :o)

Well, I better get going. TTFN

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