Thursday, May 7, 2009

A better week

After the initial craziness of teething, we have had a great week. Constance is such a happy baby and is such a blessing. I can't believe how big she is getting and all the new things she does and sounds she makes. She is fascinated with cups! Any time anyone near her drinks something she immediately reaches out her chubby little hands to grasp the cup. After that any time you drink she watched every moment of it. We have given her a small plastic cup from time to time but I do not think she is as fascinated with it as ours.

We have also started up rice cereal again mainly due to Constance having eaten earlier than normal one evening. We wanted to make sure her belly stayed full so we would continue sleeping through the night…which by the way she has done awesome with.

No teeth.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Wow, up to this point, parenthood has been relatively easy. We have a great baby who smiles all the time and laughs and does not cry very often…till today. The ugly thing that we call TEETHING has arrived in full force and it has been rough!

Constance and I had a pleasant morning. She woke up at 6:30a.m., ate really well and took an hour long nap later on. Then she woke up at 9:30a.m. ate okay and then totally had an emotional breakdown. She cried and cried and screamed like she was in pain. I rubbed her gums with baby oragel which only made her more upset. And so the afternoon continued like the above with only one more catch. Up to this point, she has not eaten in almost seven hours. She only goes that long at night. She becomes very upset when I try to feed her. I called her doctor and he has me take her temperature which was normal and told me to give her baby Tylenol. However, he said that if she does not eat anything by tomorrow morning to go ahead and bring her in to the office. That seems like an awful long time for an 18 week old to not have eaten.

UPDATE** Yesterday evening Constance did start eating again! We gave her some baby tylenol before bed and she slept through the night. Today has gone well so far! We have no teeth to show for yesterday though!


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