Sunday, September 5, 2010

Smile Baby!!

Well a couple of things have changed in our household over the last week or so....

Earlier in the week Ainsley was being fussier than normal. Still happy when we were holding her and playing with her, just a little more needy than normal. She wanted to be rocked longer before being put to bed. She did not enjoy playing by herself in her exersaucer. She was waking up in the middle of the night, which is strange since she's been sleeping through the night since she was around 10 weeks old. She just didn't seem quite herself.

On Wednesday we woke up to find our sweet girl was congested, had a runny nose and a bit of a cough. We just thought she must have caught a bug in the nursery at church. We gave her extra love and attention, put a humidifier in her room and didn't think too much more about it. This was the first time Ainsley has shown any signs of being sick at all, and from what I understand to be almost 6 months old without any illness is a pretty good run!

Well Saturday morning we found a new surprise... Ainsley was cutting her first tooth! Well, it only took this rookie-mama about a week to connect the dots and realize what was going on! Poor girl had been working on that tooth all week! I looked it up and sure enough, all of the symptoms she had can be signs of teething. So I guess it's a good thing that she wasn't really sick, and next time I'll know a little better what to look for!

It shouldn't be too long before the tooth has fully emerged... so say GOODBYE to those sweet gummy smiles and HELLO to those pearly whites!!

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