Sunday, August 28, 2005

Let the Teething Begin!

So, I can't actually see any teeth about to break through but Amelia is definitely teething. She went from maybe having a sore mouth to really pissed off and screaming and attacking the ice cube as if it deserved to be gummed to death by a toothless mako shark. Plus, I gave her Hyland's Teething Tablets and she stopped screaming almost immediately afterwards. This is my highly scientific evidence that my daughter has *officially* started teething.

This weekend was pretty uneventful. Amelia is always happier when Erik is around. Not only is he much more interesting than me (because, well, I'm still technically an extention of her self) he is more fun and makes better faces. And he lets her play with grown up books.

Sleep is slowly starting to improve. Kind of. She is definitely moving towards a morning nap (if I weren't so tired, I would be jumping up and down for joy). And she went down pretty early tonight at 7:30pm, which means I should stop blogging and go get some sleep before she wakes up again!

On the food front, rice cereal is still has little appeal. She gags when I hold up the spoon. She sucked a wedge of nectarine dry last night (again, in the teething basket) and she mouthed a piece of apple at dinner tonight. With the nectarine, she alternated between sucking vigorously on it, gagging, and making the "I just sucked on a lemon" face. She mouthed on the apple for a couple of minutes before deciding it was not to her satisfaction and communicated her dissatisfaction until I took it away from her. At which point, she promptly stopped screaming. Go figure.

Probably the cutest thing of all time: the big, open-mouthed, slobber-fest kisses that she is now gives me and Erik. She was kissing Erik's forehead yesterday afternoon when after a few generous smooches, she decided that his eyebrow was good for biting. She stood on his lap and chewed on his forehead.


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