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On the cusp

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Friday, 23 August 2013: One Hundred and Forty Five Days Old.

Three different people, all strangers, told me today that Baby Ayla is teething.

I agree with them of course, and have suspected Ayla was on the cusp of cutting her first teeth for nearly six weeks now.

However I must admit that the signs are becoming more obvious.

On top of the endless drool, Ayla’s now learnt to blow bubbles. So, even during times of reduced drooling Ayla still manages to conjure up enough dribbly bubbles to saturate her bib.

And then there’s the sucking. Ayla sucks toys, clothes, blankets… me, but in the last few days she’s discovered her fingers and now they’re nearly always in her mouth.

But, although the dribbling and sucking are distinct signs of teething, along with an upset stomach, clenching jaw and a faint rash under the chin (all of which Ayla has) according to my research these symptoms can last for months while her teeth move around under the gums.

Despite it all though, Ayla is as happy and content as ever. She’s even back to ten and a half hour sleeps which means her mummy’s happy too!

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Bibs

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Monday, 19 August 2013: Twenty Weeks Old.

Everything about the baby world is new to me so I find myself learning something new every day…

Today’s lesson was about bibs.

1) Bibs are a necessity. They catch drool and spew in the early days, and then when food comes into the picture they’re like a shining light amongst the mess.

2) Bibs tend to ruin a good outfit. Ayla has so many gorgeous clothes but I’m constantly covering them up with bibs. Plus, it’s hard work to find a bib that compliments an outfit and even harder to find one that makes a statement on its own.

3) Bibs come in all shapes, sizes, colours and materials. I never thought finding a “good” bib would be an issue, but it is!

So far I’ve only been able to find one online company that addresses each of these recent bib learnings and I’m grateful!

Titchie bibs are cute, well made, soft and easy to put on. And they’re the perfect size for catching all the crazy things that dribble out of Ayla mouth… Maybe I need one for Hubby too? Lol 😉