It was a hard day for him. He's not been as sensitive the last couple days to baby Orajel as he was when he was first teething, (he would throw up immediately or within ten minutes after putting it in his mouth). But no matter where I looked, I couldn't find the tube. He was screaming like it was the end of the world for around a half hour. Then he finally settled down to nurse after being so exhausted. He went out for a long time. Woke up once hungry and disoriented, but went right back to sleep after a quick-nurse. Then I went to look after I put him down and guess what, I found it. UGH! LAME!!!
The little toofer is his left bottom front. I thought for sure he'd get an incisor first because those have been swollen even though most baby books state that the front tow teeth, top or bottom, come in first.Mostly I thought so because he chews the most on those sides of his mouth. But one coming in on the bottom was completely out in left field because his gums are soft down there and very swollen and hard on top.
And one more little tidbit: I just realized today he's been trying to say his first word, for over a month now. Hello dense mommy. He's been trying to say "hi". So funny!!! He tries and tries to say it by mimicking the shape of our mouths, but it comes out sounding like a giggle, no wonder I didn't see or hear it to make sense out of it. Really, I promise he is trying to talk. Only mothers would be able to discern baby babble from their own child. Just ask a mommy! =D
My attempt on taking a picture of the new little tooth bud...
(Kellie! HELP! I need your camera!)