Monday, July 09, 2007

Long in the tooth

After months of speculation, Hope has finally produced a pearly white. Noticed just this evening as I prodded her gums between her body thrashing and screams, the little ridge of her first tooth has poked through her gums at the bottom front. Poor wee thing. She is unhappy (when not medicated) but prepared to move from gumming to actual chewing one of these days.

It's a big milestone. My kids generally get their teeth "late" if you believe the books. But now that one is through I know there are more to follow on top and probably in short order if she follows in her sister's footsteps. Ah well. Who needs sleep anyway? Really, it is for the weak. And the lucky.


Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the first tooth! I'm not sure what is worse: a whole bunch early or one on top of the other when they are around a year. Gwen now has 6 and they have pushed through in short order. Condensed crankiness is no walk in the park, but at least her sleep is better. These little monsters, eh? Good to hear you made it back okay, and that you had such a good time.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on surviving the first tooth!! May the rest not result in so much sleeplessness (at least we can hope that is the case, yah right?!!) I'm glad to hear you had a great time at the cottage.
See you in a week or so,

Shan said...

Hurray for Hope!! Hope you get some sleep soon.