Grumpy? Yes! Irritable? Yes! Drooling? Yes! Dribbling? Yes! Chewing Everything? Yes! Restless? Yes!
In fact, i think it's safe to say with 100% certainty that my son who is usually a happy go lucky, chilled out, laid back and loving kind of baby has been temporarily replaced by a 'teething monster' resembling all of the above.
Smiles are out of the question, i'm getting evils and out stared by an 8 month old! He's holding his ground better than i can and that's saying something.
Now i know that the first appearance of a tiny white tooth is a milestone in itself and a moment to be treasured, but seriously......... am i the only mummy to find the whole process somewhat cruel? or who finds spending the midnight hours comforting a irritable, teething baby upsetting and frustrating?
You spend 9 months growing them, nurturing them and doing everything within your power to keep them safe from harm and then at a time when they could really use your help the most, there's actually nothing you can do for them. No magic cream to take the pain away and no magic wand to make it all better. In a way i feel completely helpless and almost like i'm failing in my duties as a mother.
Fortunately i HAVE found some items that seem to ease and soothe his discomfort, even if it's momentarily, but I just hope this teething stage passes quickly and my happy boy returns soon as the sleepless nights are taking their toll on the pair of us.
Teething Monster, you are hereby given your eviction notice.
Apologies. Rant over.