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Thursday, July 10, 2008

7 months brings teeth, sippy cups, biter biscuits, pulling up to stand and so much fun!!!!

I know it's been a while sorry!  I guess I never realized the commitment it would be to have a blog!  Anyway, my Jakey is 7 months old now.  He amazes me everyday!  He's pulling himself up in his crib to where he is standing.  And it's funny when he does it.  Makes it look like he's in baby jail!  He's getting his top 4 count 'em 4 teeth.  He's been struggling w/ it.  I can't imagine the pain.  4 teeth at once holy cow.  So we've had about a week of not sleeping through the night and Sunday was bad he got up at midnight, then 3 am, then 5:45, I was exhausted.  So I'm pretty easy w/ tylenol and motrin.  My theory is it's not going to hurt them so I'm pretty liberal when giving it to him.  Unfortunately proved no relief same w/ orajel.  My husband unfortunately had the brunt of it because I was at work on Monday night and he texted me at 1 am and said Jake had slept collectively about 2 and a half hours.  So Tuesday morning he's just not feeling good at all and he's pulling on his ear more and more.  So I call my pediatrician and ask if it's related to teething she said is he sleeping through the night (no) and has he been fussy (yes) the nurse says well just come in so we can rule out that it's not an ear infection.  So we go in.  There is a new nurse and she asks me what's wrong or why are we there basically so I tell trying to figure out if his ear is infected versus just pain from teething.  New nurse "Oh so he's just teething?"  Me: "Well I know this for sure but the ear pain, sleeplessness(he's also not napping a whole lot either) and fussiness".  Of course my dear sweet baby who loves people is just smiling and talking to her to make me feel like more of an idiot.  but no hard feelings!  Anyway so the doctor comes in physical exam looks great just teething.  Her sage old advice "Try motrin and orajel before bed"... Me thinking in a sassy smart ass way "wow what a great idea, if i'd only tried this earlier"...you have to understand I do really enjoy my pediatrician i think she's wonderful, and she did not make me feel like an idiot but that nurse who said "so he's just teethin'" put me in a mood that i couldn't shake in the 20 minutes we were there.  The top picture is my new favorite.  I think he's just absolutely adorable and i love that picture.  The second one obviously bath time fun, he tries to drink the water and eat the bubbles.  Thank GOD almighty for giving someone the brains to come up w/ biter biscuits Jake is challenged for up to 20 minutes at times and I can fold laundry or empty the dishwasher in this time.  That's what i say I don't really fold laundry or empty the dishwasher I usually just watch him contemplate how to take down that biscuit.  The last I think is hilarious.  We just got back from an Indians game.  Dan's work gave everyone 2 free tickets so we thought hey that sounds like a fun evening.  And it was beer hotdogs and jake really enjoyed the grass and how strong he is the he can rip it out in handfuls!  Dan was holding him and wanting a picture of Jake w/ the field behind him.  I think it came out looking like hey what's that dad!  But that's just me!  Good evening to you all!  

1 comment:

Meghan said...

Hey Megan!
Here I am... my first night back to work and I'm realizing my entire maternity leave flew by without ONE walk with you and Jake!! AHHH!

So... I guess the summer isn't over yet. We'll have to meet up soon. I can't believe how big he's getting! And Ella is practically graduating from high school, she's growing so fast!

I'll give you a call soon!