The past few days have been a bit challenging in the Olsen house. Until yesterday, I couldn't figure out why our usually content little girl suddenly grew quite cranky. She only seems to be happy when I'm actively playing with her. She doesn't easily fall asleep during naps. She's woken up a couple times in the night, but only wanted her pacifier. That's unusual, since she doesn't typically wake up at all. She's already a drooler, but seriously, you should see the front of her shirt the last few days. And then, two days ago, I noticed that she's been sticking out her tongue a lot.
Moms and dads, I'm sure you're catching on to this. If you put these symptoms together and add in the fact that next week she'll be five months old, you'll most likely come to the conclusion that I did after talking to a few mom friends.
Our baby girl is teething.
It make so much sense now that we've figured that out. As I held her last night to try to calm her, I just wanted to be able to be the one with the sore mouth so she could feel better. We've been giving her baby Tylenol, which she loves. It seems to be helping. I also have a little freezable toy for her to chew on, although she hasn't really figured out what to do with it yet. I'm not sure what else to do. I know this is the beginning and some things just have to happen, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.