I always thought that maybe moms were just exagerrating when they described trials of teething. I think that I was wrong. Very wrong. And I only say "think" because none of those little white suckers have actually poked through yet. Please...PLEASE...let them break through soon.
Jillian is drooling up a storm. Last week she ran a fever of 102 for no apparent reason. She bites everything including her father's chest (I suspect Jeramy feels badly for breastfeeding moms of teething babies now). Sleep has been horrible. She is up constantly and the pacifier rarely solves the problem. She wants to be held and rocked. I don't think she has slept more than three hours straight in days. To top it off she also has a runny nose. Snot and drool just seem to ooze out of every oriface.
Oh and did I mention that she STILL has diarrhea? At least 6 slimey, mucousy diapers a day with at least one blow-out. I've heard of babies getting diarrhea while teething but for 3 weeks??? The doctor ran tests but did not detect anything that would explain it. So now he has put her on hypoallergenic formula to see if that helps anything. On one hand it would be awesome to get to the bottom of this. But have you seen the price of Enfamil Nutramigen??? $26 for a 16 oz can. Ugh.
Oh and it's Mother's Day. Between all of the drool and the snot and the poo, let's just say that I have a new appreciation for this holiday! Jeramy and Jillian took me to brunch this morning, which was nice. Also, my MIL watched her for a few hours yesterday so that we could take advantage of the gorgeous weather for a motorcycle ride. It had been a year since I'd been on the bike, and it felt wonderful. It has been months since we had done something fun sans baby.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. And to those ladies still in the trenches and battling infertility, I pray that the next Mother's Day will be your first.