So this week Sophia has been cutting some new teeth (four to be exact from what I can tell)! Since she has 6 so far, we are talking about almost doubling her quantity of teeth! I can see the gums bulging on the top two teeth on either side of the four she already has, and on the bottom side molars. Those look like they will be big teeth! Needless to say, the nights have been unusually rough the past few days. Last night I think I was up with her 4-5x to comfort and nurse her. Unbelievably, this was a tremendous improvement from the prior night, which she refused to sleep at all unless in Mama's/Daddy's arms (so we co-slept for part of the night). In the dark of night, as she is laying passed out in my arms, I kiss her soft cheeks and listen to her breathing. Even as my eyes burn and head pounds from interrupted sleep, I am reminded what a gift it is to be my daughter's safe place and source of comfort. These days are short and I don't want to miss the opportunity to soothe and comfort her when she's hurting. Along with Mama & Daddy's cuddles, infant advil has been our friend... :) so glad it relieves the soreness and pain for her enabling us all to get some good rest.
Posted by Betsy, Eric, and Sophia at 1/18/2012