Teething already? Yep. Alice will be 3 months old on the 15th! A lot of developing has happened for her… a lot of learning and growing as a mother has happened for me.
Since Alice’s two month update, she’s had a couple trips back to her favorite place (grandma and grandpa’s house), she had her first experience in the pool, she met even more new friends, and she already started teething (yes, it’s possible).
Alice enjoys spending time at her grandma and grandpa’s house. She sleeps best when she’s there, she’s calm there, she smiles and laughs at grandma and grandpa constantly, and she loves stretching out and kicking around on the living room floor. However, one of the last times we went home, we tried to see how she would like our pool. If you can’t tell from the pictures, that is definitely one thing about grandma and grandpa’s house that she did NOT like. I was a little disappointed (despite my laughter), because I was always a water baby so I was hoping she would be too. I’m not giving up though, we’ll definitely get her there!
In the last couple of weeks, Alice has met a ton of people. I’m kind of having to force myself not to be that mom that’s like, “don’t touch my baby.” I never realized how protective a mother feels over her baby. Part of me wants to just hide her away and keep her from everyone, but the logical side of me knows how amazing it is that so many people love her and socializing a baby has so many benefits.
So, now onto the biggest topic of this post: teething.
Yes, my almost 3 month old is teething already. I know it’s early and I know it’s hard to believe, but she is. It’s a struggle and I really hate seeing her so uncomfortable. She is such a wonderful baby and hasn’t been a crier, so seeing her whine and cry more often breaks my heart. The saddest part is seeing her trying to smile even through her tears and gum pain. I got her a teething toy, but her favorite thing is when I rub her gums with my finger. Sometimes I just hold my finger on her gums and she’ll shake her head back and forth, it’s kind of precious. Getting her to nap during the day is a little harder now, so when she’s asleep I want her to stay that way. I’ve had to say no to people coming around her because I finally got her down for a nap. It’s really true when people say that you’ll find out who your friends are when you have a baby. If they stick around even after you have to go mommy mode on them, then they’re most likely going to stick around throughout the rest of the chaos of life. Those of you who fall into that category for me, thank you.
Over the next month or so, I’m going to be working on tummy time and rolling over. She seems to be really lacking in that area. It’s honestly incredible to see her develop every single day. I love growing with her and learning with her. Being her mommy is exhausting and a little stressful at times, but one of my favorite titles.
Bonus Pictures: daddy’s little twin with mama’s nose.
Do any mommies have tips on teething you could share with me? I’d love to hear your remedies that worked!