Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chompin' at the bit

After a long and drooly 10 months, Em's first two teeth have finally broken through her gummy smile. When she started her 3-bibs-a-day habit at 2 months, I braced myself for an early teether. But it turns out that her massive drooling was not necessarily an indication of her pending teeth. And honestly, I'm quite happy that her teeth decided to take their sweet time as I was (and still am) fearful of accidental bites at the most inopportune time. We're rounding the final corner of our nursing time as we approach our year-mark, so I'm hoping I won't have to endure much, if any, bites on my bits.

Check out the teeth!
Teef

Moments after we discovered that her teeth had broken through, Em decided to surprise us by pulling up using her baby jail, letting go and then standing unassisted for a couple seconds! The very next morning she did it again but while lounging with us in our bed! And now she's cruising -- moving between pieces of furniture while carefully holding on. Ca-ray-zay!

Our sweet girl is growing up so fast!

"Hi there!"

Teef

"I never smile if I can help it. Showing one's teeth is a submission signal in primates. When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life." - Dwight, The Office

8 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Rex's first two came in at 4 1/2 months and he turned into quite the little biter. I wanted to nurse at least for 6 months but we didn't quite make it that far- I couldn't take it anymore. Hopefully you and Em will not have that problem :o)

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  2. She's so cute! Love her polka dot dress. And the teef, of course. ;)

    Charlie just recently started with the drooling. It made me wonder about teething. Glad to know that drooling excessively doesn't necessarily equal teething. :)

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  3. How can she grow so much in so little time? Yay for the teef!

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  4. Year mark? Year MARK??? How is that possible?

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  5. The twins have had teeth for quite a few months, and the biting during nursing is rare, but when it happens it makes me wish they didn't have any!

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  6. I am pretty sure there is anything much cuter than itty bitty baby teeth. Except for when they bite you with them & you realize they are actually little razors. Ahhh...daycare memories. ;-)

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  7. I love her little "teef". She's gorgeous!

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  8. Yay for finally cutting those teeth!

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