A week or so ago, Madeline just stopped what she was doing and let out the loudest, most awful shriek I’ve ever heard. I honestly didn’t think someone so small was capable of producing a noise of that caliber, but apparently something was bothering her enough to unleash it.
I figured she must be cutting a tooth because she’s been drooling like a maniac for about 2 months now and I had my first tooth really early. I was sort of expecting it to happen ‘any day now’ for quite a while.
In the midst of the screaming, I fumbled with the container of Hyland’s teething tablets and managed to get her to take one. I kid you not, these things are tiny, chalky MIRACLES. They’re homeopathic, dissolve SO fast, and work instantly. Poor Madeline immediately calmed down and I was able to feel her gums without causing her more pain.
And, there it was! A sharp, razorlike, dagger of a tooth in my little girl’s mouth. I called Justin in to come see as she chomped down hard on my finger. I swear, baby teeth could be used as weapons.
Crawling is coming soon, and let me tell you, that scares the crap out of me. She needs to stop growing up so fast.
Let the baby-proofing begin…