Thursday, 14 June 2012

Teething (And Other Earth-Shattering Achievements)



My eight month old daughter got her first two teeth! Yes, I know. You don’t care. But I care, and since this is my blog, I’m going to tell you all about it.

So my daughter is in her high chair and I’m feeding her some healthy pureed organic crap, and she opens her mouth, and there it is! A tiny, adorable almost-tooth! Then, a couple days later, another one!

This is huge! She started crawling a few weeks ago, but for some reason, I think I’m even more excited about the teeth, which is kind of weird since it’s not like I have any special interest in teeth. Actually, I generally prefer not to think about teeth because it reminds me of the dentist which reminds me of having cavities filled, which reminds me that I haven’t been to the dentist in two years which reminds me that I need to go to the dentist. Oh, and I’m afraid of the dentist. Did I say that?

Anyway, back to the teeth. If you’ve been within a 50 mile radius of me lately, I’ve probably asked you to look at my daughter’s amazing almost-teeth.  For some unfathomable reason, no one really seems to care. Whatever. Nothing is going to kill my buzz.

I’m so excited, I almost peed my pants. Wait, no, I did pee my pants. Oh wait, no, nevermind, that was the baby peeing on my pants. God, can no one invent a leak-free diaper? Calling all engineers, astrophysicists, and all generally smart people. What is wrong with the human race? We put a man on the moon like forty years ago, but we still can’t keep the piss in the diaper. Seriously.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children first visit the dentist by a year of age. You better believe I’ll be following that recommendation- I get to hang out with someone who actually wants to talk about my daughter’s teeth!

So, yeah, my daughter’s teeth are awesome. But I’m not going to post a picture or anything like that because I don’t want to be one of those annoying moms who thinks that everyone should care about every little insignificant detail in their kids’ lives. Oh…umm..okay, wait, nevermind. But I’m still not posting a picture! And you should care! Because, my baby has two teeth, and it’s kind of a big freaking deal.

30 comments:

  1. that IS a big deal!
    BTW - waging war against leaky diapers! Every friggen night!!

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    1. Every time I feel like we're going through a diaper leak-free phase, we go through a diaper leaking phase!

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  2. I totally feel you! My daughter is 3 months old tomorrow, and she's teething, no little tooth buds so far just LOTS of drooling, fevers, and fussiness to share. But she's teething! The ped confirmed it! I get soo excited about it....but I know noone cares. We're the only couple in our group of friends to have children so their faces generally glaze over when I talk about all the things I find amazing about her.

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    1. I totally know how you feel and I try not to bore my friends (too much) with all this stuff. So, I bore my blog readers instead. :)

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  3. Found you on the Blog Hop. Love your blog name! I took pictures of both of my kids first tooth poking through! It's a right of passage ;) Sarah @ www.DailyMesses.com

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    1. Glad you can relate to the excitement!

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  4. It's so cute when the teeth come through. My 11mo got her first two teeth this week too :-)
    new follower via TGIF blog hop. Hop hop..
    Catherine x

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    1. Aw, congrats to your little girl on her teeth! Yay!

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  5. Cute blog. New follower from TGIF. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance. Look forward to following you and reading more.

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I'm off to check out your blog!

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  6. So cute!! I am a kids dentist so I get excited about teeth too! I feel your love! Two teeth- I best she is just the cutest! That is a big milestone!!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I'm glad there are other people out there who get excited about baby teeth too! Just linked up to your blog hop. Have a great weekend! :)

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    2. :) You too! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Following you from the TGIF blog hop. YAY! I'm your 100th follower!!I hope you will stop by Swanky Baby and follow us too! Have a good weekend!

    Swanky Baby
    swankybaby.net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you now as well :)

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  8. Congratulations on your baby getting her first teeth!

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

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  9. Ha! This made me laugh! So glad you're not one of THOSE moms ;)

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  10. LOVE your blog! Super cute name :) Plus it's always nice to get other mommy perspectives.

    Check us out -- www.highheelsandhotdeals.com

    We'd love some more mommy followers! :)

    Kait and Michele
    High Heels and Hot Deals

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    1. Thank you! Following you back now. I love a hot deal!

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  11. Hilarious! Love your humorous writing style!

    Decided to visit SPO after you hopped by my blog-- so glad I did! I look forward to following along!

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  12. Thanks! I look forward to reading more of your blog as well. Take care!
    -Laura :)

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  13. I love teeth, baby or otherwise. And I love my dentist. Actually I love the hygienist since she's the one who does all the work. And I've never had a cavity so maybe that's why I love the dentist. But I think teeth are the best thing ever. Found you at Saturday Laughs.

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    1. Yes. Teeth are good. Teeth chew food and food is good, hence teeth are good.

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  14. Oh Laura you make my laugh! It is exciting I know it! My little one had her first tooth at five months at it was monumental and each and every one after that was almost as exciting (and excruciating). She's now two and to be honest I'm not entirely sure if those last back molars are there yet or not. I think maybe, we had some pretty major molar teething symptoms a while back but it's so hard to see back there and there is no way in hell I'm putting my fingers in her mouth (again). I learned that lesson. It's almost time for a trip to the dental chair so we'll see if they are there. No, she hasn't been to the dentist yet. Grandma is a seasoned hygienist and her opinion is that unless you are feeding your infant crap and/or letting them go to sleep with a bottle (huge no no) then anytime between 1 and 2 is perfectly fine. So, yeah, we just turned two so we'll get on that pretty soon :)

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  15. Thanks for the tips, Shayna! No, I definitely don't let her go to sleep with a bottle. I give her a bottle before bed, but I recently started brushing her teeth after her bedtime bottle, and she looooooves it!

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  16. Our son got his first two teeth at 8 months old, and it was a big deal to us too! And again when he went four months without new teeth, and then got 6 in within two weeks. (He was a crabby baby.) Thanks for following www.chasingthewolfpack.com! I'm following you back!

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