Oh, Friends, I am so very exhausted tonight.
Cody is teething, and every time I think he’s going to cut a tooth, his symptoms get more intense. I keep wondering how much more intense they’re going to get before we see that first tooth.
Last night, he wanted to be held all night. Once, when I tried to put him down, he gagged. Immediately, I sat him up, and his little tummy was convulsing to vomit. He’s one of the “happy chucker” babies, but it was different than that. It was a sick vomit, and he cried and cried…and I’m questioning whether or not my reintroduction of dairy has anything to do with it (I have started this week and that’s the only time he’s done that). Or is it just another teething symptom? It’s so hard to tell. I desperately want it to just be a teething symptom so I can have sour cream on my nachos, but I just don’t know. Do any of you have advice or information about how to tell if an older baby is intolerant to dairy or other foods in breast milk? I’ve googled it and looked on kellymom to no clear avail.
So, I didn’t sleep well last night, but I’m hoping I will tonight. He was fine all day today (although he slept a lot more than usual). Anyway, hopefully we’ll get a tooth soon.
Also, do teething symptoms stay the same until they get all their teeth, or do they get a bit better after the first couple of teeth? I just can’t imagine two years of this, especially since coffee and my beloved tea makes Cody very fussy. I wouldn’t mind the sleep deprivation so much if I could have a bit more caffeine. Until then, I’m wearing my “don’t mess with me” face and enjoying my cuddles…even if they are in the middle of the night.