Thursday, April 30, 2009

Announcing...

No, silly. I'm not pregnant again... yet. I was talking about Jonathan's first tooth! I tried to get a picture of it, but lighting and a stupid crappy camera didn't allow for the best of pictures. Besides, it's only a little bud. But boy he can sure use it! Sharp little toofie!

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!)




4 comments:

Chiemi said...

Congrats to Jonnie!! I had the same problem taking pictures of my kids when they got new teeth. It helps to turn off the flash and be in natural light, plus don't hold the camera too close. It's very hard for it to focus. I liked to have Dustin hold them and then zoom in to get a better shot. Just little tips that helped me. :)

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Oh...I remember those days! LOL! Has he bit you yet? All three of my kids made me bleed! Baby teeth are just a sharp as broken glass if you ask me. OouuuuWWIEEE! Caleb's came in 4 at a time! I think he was the hardest one with teething.:(

Rebekah said...

@ Chiemi: it was nearly midnight, there was not natural light. I tried to shut off the flash and do it with the lamp light on (our cieling lights are burnt out) and Jonathan was far too wiggly to use zoom. Lars was alseep so I didn't have help. But I did think of those things. =)

Kellie said...

Haha! I was JUST thinking how you should have me take the picture for you and you could hold him! Then I saw your comment! Love it. I love that little man.