I haven't been saying much about it, at the risk of turning into a whiny blogger, but my Maeve is miserable.
Her teeth are just driving her (and us) crazy. They pain her continually, sunup to sundown. There is no time during the day that she isn't on infant Tylenol, and all that does is take the edge off. She wakes up crying in the morning, and falls asleep crying during her naps.
And her misery is ours; misery makes company. I just hate seeing her in so much pain, I feel totally helpless. She won't gnaw on cold things, she hates clove oil, and has no patience for teethers. My mom gives her apple slices to gnaw, which works for 5-10 minutes, then that party is over.
Everyone tells me that teething doesn't last forever, but she's been at it since 4 months old and has had only two1-week breaks that I remember. And she's going to do this until she's two? Oh, what I wouldn't give to see Maeve happy all the time, like I get little flashes of now and then.
|Grandma and great-grandma make it all better!|