Why is it that we as parents get so excited about things and then realize that hey... this doesn't actually make my life better? For example walking... we get so excited to see those first steps and then you realize... hey wait now they are mobile and I can't just sit them down and they will stay. (no Colby isn't walking... I'm so not ready for two going in two different directions... it was just an example of that OMG thinking!)
My latest thing to think about in this light is teeth. You get so excited to see those first tooth buds. How cool my itty bitty is getting his (her) first tooth. Then it takes FOREVER for it to break through the gum... oh yeah and it hurts them too. Ok, we seem to forget that when the second tooth comes in (unless like my kiddos they come in days apart... yes Colby got his 2nd tooth already).
But, Colby's teeth aren't really my issue... yes it bothered him a bit, but nothing that teething tablets and Motrin couldn't help. Actually with Colby for the most part a dose of Motrin before bed and we've been set.
Noooo Blake is the issue. When Blake got his first 16 teeth, we had no major issues... not even when he got his other 4 molars AND his 4 eye teeth in one month! He is getting his two year molars and it is kicking all of our backsides. He's is drooling something fierce (ok that he did with all his teeth), had a low grade fever (which spiked up to 101.5 the other night at 3am!), he is refusing to eat much. Yeah life isn't fun and I can't tell how the molars are doing as he won't let you in his mouth and you just can't see that far back just by looking.
I have a feeling that the teeth are part of his mood, his sleep issues and well everything that's going on... or at least I want to believe that so that it means that it will be done sometime soon!
A dose of Motrin and teething tablets are lifesavers here. And if that doesn't help I'm going to have to start using something stronger ... like Vodka (ok so I'll have to drink that myself not give it to him!)