Well, our suspicions were right.
Baby Logan officially has his first tooth! And while it’s so exciting, it made me surprisingly sad. I actually cried when I saw it for the first time. I think it just made me suddenly realize that he’s not gonna be a little baby forever. And now t=with this tooth I’ll never ever see just a gummy little smile again.
I told Lucas I had no idea it would make me this emotional, and now I’m so worried for all the other milestones to come. I’m gonna be a wreck.
The tooth isn’t all the way up, it’s just barely poking through his gums right now. Last Thursday we had a play date with one of my girlfriends and her daughter. We weren’t in her house for ten minutes before I was telling her to stick her fingers in Logan’s mouth to see if he was getting a tooth.
She felt around and a first thought it was just gums, but then wasn’t sure. Just like me, I could feel a bump, but didn’t know if it was a tooth or if it was just his gums [since I never paid much attention before]. When we got home from her house I looked in his mouth and saw a little hole where I kept feeling the bump. Holy crap!!! Definitely a tooth.
The next day the hole changed to a slit. Thank gawd Logan was taking it like a champ. The only symptom of teething he’s had so far is the drooling and chewing. No fever, no fussiness, no grumpy gus. That night when Logan woke up to nurse something felt different, I could feel something kind of scraping my nipple, and I knew it had to be a tooth.
I was waiting so impatiently for him to wake up in the morning so that I could investigate, and when he finally woke up I bolted to his room. I had seriously thought about waking him up beforehand because I was so anxious to see.
Standing over him in his crib he gave me his big morning smile and there it was. A little clear nub. I put my finger on it and dang, that bad boy tooth is sharp! It’s like the edge of a little seashell sticking out of his mouth. It’s stayed this way for three days now without much change. I keep thinking each morning I’m gonna go in his room and he’s gonna be there with his little one tooth just sticking all the way up.
The other thing that has happened since the little tooth appeared is a full night of sleep! That’s right! Since seeing the tooth Logan is now sleeping from 7:30pm to 5:30am, waking up to feed, and then back to sleep for another two hours. It’s incredible!! The first night it totally threw me off. I was subconsciously waking up every hour. The next night I woke up twice. And last night I actually slept all night. [I feel like I’m the one going through sleep training now]. I thought that my 4 hours of straight sleep were heavenly, oh no. This feels AH-MAZING!! You have no idea…unless you’ve gone through it…I thought it was never going to happen. So to all you mamas out there, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I promise.
The only thing now is that it seems like my milk supply is taking a dive in the evening since he’s sleeping all night. Everything I’m reading says this is normal because your body is adjusting, but it is still kind of freaking me out. I’m pumping at night and in the morning now to try and keep things working as they should.
Other cute things this week:
Logan is a total blanket baby. He loves to grab his blankies and put them up over his eyes and pull them back down. Almost like he’s playing peek-a-boo, so when he does it I’ve started saying “where’s Logan? there he is!” and he just laughs.
His hair!! oh my gosh!! It’s starting to grow a lot now, but it growing straight up. It’s so funny to see his little sprouts. We call him fuzzy head. The other day when we were riding in the car I rolled the window down and couldn’t help but laugh when I looked in the mirror and saw his little hair blowing in the breeze. He loved it. Since he liked it so much I’ve started blowing on his forehead to make his hair blow and he cracks up laughing. So glad I can be of some amusement.
His little fingers are loving to explore. He is grabbing everything in sight. When I feed him he is all about sticking his little fingers in my mouth and feel around.
Blowing bubbles with is mouth. His new trick. So funny, but so gross at the same time. He’s learned that when he’s drooling a ton he can blow it all and bubbles form around his mouth. For two days that’s all I’ve been listening to. Blowing fart bubble sounds coming from my little stinker.
Still not rolling over, but lots of side to side rolling action happening.
I can’t believe this is the end of the teen weeks. I never could have imagined that 19 weeks ago I’d be sitting here so in love and so in awe of the little man in my life.
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