February 2, 2007

Baby or Velociraptor?

Posted in Buggle Bite, Motherhood, Parenting at 8:15 pm by Momma

Did I give give birth to a baby dinosaur and not know it? I know every parent thinks their child is the cutest in the entire galaxy, but I’d like to think that I’d notice if I had hatched a dino-baby. Tonight as I carried him downstairs he used both hands to grab my mouth and pull it to his and then started gnawing like a little velociraptor. In case you were wondering, this was one of the strangest feelings I have ever felt. When was the last time you had your lips sucked on by a toothless kiddo?

Um, okay you must be hungry?

I put him in his chair and begun feeding him carrots and rice cereal. He ate the entire bowl in about 8.7 seconds. Then grabbed my hand and commenced gumming. We went upstairs for a little boobie juice chaser which he lost interest in before we even sat down. Then Senior Cranky Fuss Pants came out to play, and apparently he likes to suck on the Momma’s hands too because I got no reprieve.

Daddy came downstairs with every teething and gum stimulating device we own, after trying them all it was decided that none were as good as Momma’s pointer finger.

We managed to get through the rest of the night by pulling out every trick we know to keep The Buggle occupied until tubby time.

After his bath and jammies and a little good night snack he was out in less than five minutes. Lets see how he sleeps! Any guesses how long before his first little toother pops out?



  1. laura said,

    can you see white lumps just under the gum? chances are that they’ll pop through shortly after that. does he seem in pain? at that point I’d recommend picking up some Hyland’s teething tablets…they work better than the stuff that you rub on the gums (or do for Deeder anyway).
    btw, I hope I don’t sound like I’m trying to be a know-it-all…this stuff’s new for me too!

  2. Momma said,

    I tried to look in his mouth a few times but every time I did he thought that was his open invitation to chomp down. I think I saw a little bump, but it’s hard to say for sure? Thanks for the heads up on the tablets–we will definitely add them to our arsenal!

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