Tuesday, 3 June 2014: One Year and Sixty Four Days Old.It was my turn to stay home with Baby Ayla today.
Ayla still had a fever this morning and was very very clingy, so I couldn’t bring myself to dump her at day care.
While the morning was spent cuddling her in my arms, around 10am Ayla went down for a sleep… For FOUR hours.
She must have needed it, poor bubba, and I felt like I’d won lotto with a whole four hours to do things around the house!
When Ayla woke up from her sleep however, she was just as miserable as before, if not moreso.
She didn’t have a temperature but Ayla was obviously in pain; squinting her eyes, hitting her head and crying unconsolably.
I think it might be teething, although I though teething was supposed to get easier the more teeth kids gets.
Ayla was drooling like crazy and I had to change her shirt, and by the time Hubby got home Ayla couldn’t shut her mouth.
One half of me hopes to goodness it’s teething and nothing more sinister, but another part dreads twelve more months of seeing my girl in agony!
Monday, 24 February 2014: Forty Seven Weeks Old.
Ayla and I were very busy today but I think the constant activity helped distract her from the awful pain of teething.
I can see three of Ayla’s top teeth all trying to push their way through at once; one front one and her two incisors (the pointy sharp fangs on either side of the front ones, which must feel like razor sharp samurai swords slowly splitting their way through her gums).
It must be agony for my poor Baby Ayla and I could tell she was suffering because she became grizzly and clingy and hard to please whenever we were between jobs or activities today.
I guess the thing with having an easygoing baby is that it doesn’t take much for it to feel like you’ve suddenly acquired a difficult one and I was grateful for the things that kept her occupied today.
Ayla spent most of the day in water actually – she had a swimming lesson, played with the hose, sucked on melting ice cubes and had multiple baths – and although it kept a smile on her face while I got stuck into some renovations I could see Ayla was distracted and uncomfortable.
I hope the teeth come through soon, I hate to see Ayla in pain like this but I can’t believe her little gummy smile is nearly nothing but a memory!
PS – I can’t remember if I made note on here about Ayla’s third tooth when it came through… it’s her first top one and has joined her two front bottom teeth.