Monday, July 25, 2011

Look who's teething!

Who, me?
Lulu had her 4 month check up on Friday, at her new pediatrician's office, and the doc confirmed it...our girl is TEETHING!  

One of the bottom middle teeth is coming in, and we think one of the upper middle teeth is too.  Wowza!  It's crazy to see and feel those little baby teeth!  Goosey has been drooling for weeks.  And she seems to have some other teething symptoms as well:  biting behavior, occasional fussiness and sleep problems (like last night), and she's constantly gnawing on her fingers.

So far we've been lucky, she hasn't had a fever (fingers crossed!).  I asked the doctor about Orajel for future teething pains, and he said to forget the Orajel, and that the best thing for a teething baby is a frozen teething ring.  I guess we'll find out what does and doesn't work soon enough.   For now we've got to start wiping her gums with a warm wash cloth.

nom nom nom....Daddy's phone...NOM!
In other news, Lulu's percentiles were confirmed:

Weight:  17.0 lbs (97th percentile)
Height:  25 in (37th percentile)

My big girl!  I asked the doc if her numbers were concerning, and he said no way Jose.  Some babes gain a bunch of weight just before a growth spurt, which is pretty common in the first 6 months.  He also commented on her neck control and hand-eye coordination, he said she was "advanced", and that based on her leg strength, she'd be crawling in no time.  

Holy baby milestones, Batman! 


  1. Yay for teething confirmation! I hope to get that from J's 4 month appointment on Thursday, as well. He's doing all the same things as Lucy - jamming his hands in his mouth, sucking on everything, drooling buckets.

    And it must feel damn good to hear your baby is advanced. :)

  2. 4 months and teething already? WOW! My daughter didn't get her first tooth until she was 11 months. Though she was eating solid foods by 5. haha

    (visting from tat)