Logan: 29 Weeks Old

October 29, 2013

Holy teething hell week.

So Logan’s top gums have been swollen for over a month now, but within the last few days they have gotten inflamed and deep red. Finally two days ago I saw the huge slit opening up for one of the top teeth. Then the next day Logan woke up an hour earlier than normal [6 am] and was super fussy. I knew it was the tooth. I did my morning inspection and I about died! He’s got another bottom tooth coming in, the tooth hole is already there, plus the one already breaking on the top and the second top front tooth is super swollen. Lord help me. Three teeth coming in at once. I want to shoot myself.

 

Naps have been a little sporadic. His mood goes from happy to fussy in an instant. Lip smacking is a continuous noise in our house right now. Cool cucumber and pear slices are his favorite soothers.

I am praying that he gets better within the next few days because we leave for our 11 day California and Hawaii trip on Friday. As if I wasn’t nervous enough already about flying with a baby, I’ve got to deal with teeth too.

This week I did really good about talking Logan out for a stroll almost everyday. He loves being outside so much, and with the weather being the perfect cool but warm temperature it is perfect walking weather. I try to point out trees, birds, cars, silly noises, and colors while we’re walking. It is so fun and has become something I look forward to each day.

Oh, so we’ve totally given up on spoon feeding. Not happening anymore. Just solid chucks of real food is what we’re feeding him. He becomes super demanding and cranky when we spoon feed and we’ve both agreed that this is not the experience we want with feedings. The only thing I use a spoon for is his yogurt, but even that I try to schmear on toast or pancakes to avoid the spoon.

He has gotten so much better at the whole feeding process. Almost all the food makes it to his mouth now! And he actually eats a lot of it. We went out to a restaurant the other night and it was so fun to be able to just feed him right form our plates and allow him t be a part of the eating out experience. It’s funny because since he does this the servers always think he’s older than he appears. They brought us crayons and a kids menu and asked us if he needed a kid drink…not yet LOL.

New foods he tried this week: steak, pancakes, scrambled egg, roasted cauliflower, french fry [totally Lucas’ pick].

I’m in a mad dash scramble to get his Halloween costume finished! I am so excited for it, and am hoping that it turns out how I want it to. We’re not doing trick or treating with him…I think he’s just too little. But we’re gonna go over to my parents house for dinner and pass out candy and call it an early night because our flight is the next morning at 8 am!

I’ve been going crazy the last few days trying to look up tips on traveling with a baby [if you have any, I want to hear them!]. I’ve got a packing list started and my brain just feels like it’s on overload with trying to get prepared for this trip. It’s gonna be so fun, but so much work!

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1 Emma October 29, 2013 at 3:31 am

Ugh teething . . . not cool at all! I got one of those amber teething necklaces for my best friends little girl and she swears by it. Still has symptoms of teething, drooling, swollen gums etc but not so much with the pain and cranky pants. Might be worth looking into?

As for travelling with a little one . . . have something for him to suck on for take off and landing it really helps with their little ears.

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2 Joanne October 29, 2013 at 5:15 am

Aww poor little kiddo with THREE teeth! YIkes!!

And I second what Emma said about giving him something to suck on for take-off and landing…my mom learned that the hard way when I got an ear infection after one of my first flights!

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3 Racheal @ Running with Racheal October 29, 2013 at 5:38 am

Poor little guy! Ina cut four top teeth at once, we had a two week break, and now she is cutting two more teeth at the bottom. Teething also makes her have a running nose and a low grade fever. We are on a pretty consistent ibuprofen schedule around here.

Traveling with a baby isn’t too bad. Ina didn’t seem to even notice the change in pressure. I did give her some Bendaryl for the first flight though, because she was stuffed up and I was afraid the pressure would hurt her sinuses. She was a trooper.

Bring lots of books. We only brought 5 and by the second flight on way home I had all five memorized. Ha!

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4 Tracey October 29, 2013 at 7:48 am

Three teeth at once? Yikes! Poor little guy. Hope you have the best time on your trip – I loved Hawaii and want to go back asap 🙂

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5 Ali October 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

I wrote two posts about how I traveled with a baby. It wasn’t too bad. Sleep is just difficult, but you have a much better sleeper than I do, so maybe he’ll be better. The time change will likely throw him off for a little bit, but it throws adults off too! I hope you guys have so much fun! http://alidamron.com/2013/09/how-to-travel-with-a-baby-what-i-learned/
http://alidamron.com/2013/07/how-to-pack-for-air-travel-with-an-infant/

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6 Steph October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I’m checking both of these out ASAP!

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7 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm

OMG, he has a little faux-hawk. Love it!!

I can offer no advice for a teething baby, but I hope it gets better!

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8 Ali October 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I nominated you for a liebster award, check out today’s post at http://www.alidamron.com if you are interested.

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9 alex October 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm

he is just growing so fast! I love seeing pics of him. Molars were the worst for us..major clinginess! we had the same thing happen with menus and crayons, but now we actually use them! it is really fun to be able to share food with them! l

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