Exhaustion and teething.

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.

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11 thoughts on “Exhaustion and teething.

  1. Poor thing! The symptoms do get better as soon as the first couple are in, but then they get worse as the molars come in. So you will have good and bad spurts! I don’t have any answers about the vomit. I have heard that since they drool so mug during teething. It makes their stomachs acidic. So maybe that’s the cause? Good luck!

  2. I have no answers to your questions, but can suggest an amber teething necklace. Have you heard of them? It may relieve his symptoms or reduce them somewhat 🙂 Good luck!

    • Yes, Cody has one that he wears as an anklet. It just so happens he wasn’t wearing it that night. I put it on him the next day with a sock so it wouldn’t fall off, and he’s been so much better ever since. I think it’s made a huge difference.

  3. So sorry you are dealing with this. Our little guy is teething too but I haven’t felt any “buds” ready to pop, so I don’t know when they will come in. I recently got Hylands Teething tablets. They are homeopathic and I have only given them to him twice. They seemed to help the fussiness. Hang in there!

  4. What we use for teething is homeopathic chamomilla (Boiron) – its better than hylands in my opinion. Can you get those in Australia? For real though, I feel your pain. Gracie just cut her 2 first teeth.

    I would think the only way to check about the food allergy is to remove it from your diet again and see if that helps with his fussiness.

    Hope he finds some relief soon! And you get some rest!

  5. Wow, interesting about his amber anklet not being on that night. Alex had been wearing his amber necklace for the past couple months, he just cut his two bottom teeth last week, and we’ve never really noticed any symptoms that we attributed to teething so….. I’m thinking those things really work?? He wears it day and night except in the bath.

    Anyway, glad things haven’t been as bad as that one night!

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