Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thursday 13: Teeth

This week's Thursday Thirteen is a bit unconventional. Typically, it's a list, but I chose to focus on The Baby's teeth instead. As you'll note from my last post, The Baby just turned one. Despite having both sets of grandparents, fun new toys and a hunk of cake as big as his head to eat, throw, smear and stuff in his ear, The Baby was pretty miserable. In fact, he almost missed his own party due to exhausting himself by being a crank.

Why so miserable? Well, in the space of one week he went from having 9 teeth to having 13 teeth. Most are in, but still sore and one is still working its way out. OUCH. The poor kid starts salivating upon site of the Baby Orajel and has his mouth wide open before we're even in arm's reach.

Now, if anyone has any advice as to how I get a one-year old to open his mouth so that I can brush his teeth, do tell... I'm at a loss. My husband and I have been basically letting him chew on his brush because he won't open his mouth for us.

Tooth-growing genius
I hoped The Baby would excel at something, who knew it would be growing teeth?!


On a limb with Claudia said...

My dog wears the SAME glasses. That's weird! ;) Great TT! I've never seen one like it!

Happy TT!

losthemisphere said...

hee! Gdayboy had 10 teeth by 10 months, I know your pain.

Lost Hemisphere's T13 #11: 13 Defense

Hootin' Anni said...

ROFLMAO!!! Now THAT is adorable. Sweet, sweet idea, and precious photo!!!

My 13 movie stills is shared for T-13 this week. Come by if you can.

Angela said...

HE HE HE! My little man still only has 4 (with one more coming)!!!

He might not chew meat for years!

Can't wait to see you!

Scylla said...

I have to do the same thing. Oliver just chews on the brush, which is a finger brush, so I have to be careful to avoid getting bitten.

He grew five teeth over christmas, so I get the stress. We rubbed a little wine on his gums, mainly out of desperation, but it ended up working fine.

Your kiddo is so cute! Love the glasses.

Vanessa said...

Ahh, teething. Such fun it is. We are working on #6 (little man needs to go for some remedial tooth growing I think) As for toothbrushing, little man LOVES his toothbrush, so much that he gets angry when it is time to be done. We are probably bad parents because we don't do toothbrushing very often, but they do it at daycare everyday. He pretty much just chews on it, but he kind of moves it around like he's supposed to. I don't think it helps that when he sees us brush out teeth that we don't do it traditionally. We have electric toothbrushes, so none of that scrubbing motion for us!

poker said...

o much that he gets angry when it is time to be done. We are probably bad parents because we don't do toothbrushing very often