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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No, It is Not a Pair of Giant White Chicklets, But I Can See Why You'd Think That.

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Mr. Peabody has been busy growing toofs. Four of them. And I am a complete newbie when it comes to all things teething-related, because with Bean, she would just wake up one morning and smile, and there would be some new teeth. And I'd say, "Aw, she's got new teeth, how great, isn't that a surprise, la la la?"

With Peabody, I've known he had teeth on the way since about sixteen minutes after they pulled his squiggly little hiney out of my belly. The kid has turned teething into a full-time occupation, and has made it abundantly clear since he accepted said position that he would like someone to TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT!

Apparently on the Teething Misery Scale, my first child was a zero, and my second child is - oh - about a 962.

Point eight.

I have avoided saying anything snarky or insensitive about the fact that Peabody is a GUY, and Bean is a GIRL, and well, lower pain threshold, la la la, you know the rest I trust? What I mean to say is that I have avoided saying anything up until this point, but I'm sayin' it now because IT WILL GET ME A CHEAP LAUGH, which is exactly what a Mama needs when she has just finished helping escort THE TUSKS OF AN ELEPHANT through her young MALE child's gums.

A CHEAP LAUGH AND A SHOT OF BOURBON.

OR TWELVE.

But they're cute, aren't they?

So that is Peabody, with his father's cheeks, his mother's chin, and OHMYGRANNY! His VERY OWN two front teeth.



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30 comments:

  1. hee.

    As I've shared with you, both of my GIRLS have absolute negative pain thresholds. As in, they possess none. I can honestly remember one day when Dacey was about two or so and everything was finally - FINALLY - in, molars and everything, thinking - oh my GOSH I like my daughter so much more when she is not teething.

    Teething angst is a way of life for us.

    Just when I think Mr. Peabody could not be any more precious, he goes and grows in some more cute. Sweet, sweet.

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  2. Oh so cute! We are STILL waiting on Sophie's teeth - no sign of them despite chewing, dribbling and very grumpy moods! Emily was like Bean with the, "Oh what do you know, new teeth!" Me thinks Sophie will take after Mr Peabody.

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  3. Yours is growin' em in and mine has lost THREE in the last month. lol Every one of my kids was different...Katie was a breeze...I do remember that...she just smiled and slobbered all the time. AJ not so much. Feelin' for you - but MY what a good lookin' little fella you've got there. :)

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  4. Cute cute cute. Slobber, fevers, earaches, barfing, slobber, tears, sucking, oh the joys of teefing.

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  5. yay teef!!
    I had the same with my two actually, Papaya's teeth just kind of appeared, wheras Povey's seemed to rip their way through his mouth! In my boy's defence though he got his teeth in FOURS!!! Seriously four teeth at once each time! We got him an amber teething necklace and it did seem to help. It also looked damn cute, I haven't taken it off him yet and he got his last baby teeth years ago now ;)

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  6. Hooray for the teeth! But I just have to mention the eyes! His eyes get more beautiful every day. I hate to think what those eyes will do to the girls some day!

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  7. One of my babies at the daycare I work at has her two bottom front teeth and is just getting her two front top ones. But they are coming in really far apart. One of the teachers in the toddlers' room is really worried that she'll be buck-toothed because she is just so cute now. It's a funny daily conversation over the baby gate.

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  8. he's so cute!! look at 'em toofs! ;) He looks pretty proud of 'em.

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  9. I watch a little girl three nights a week that has been taking teething like there is nothing...my friends little boy...it seems to be the end of the world. Boo had no problems teething, like Bean they just showed up...oh how adorable!

    Hope things calm a bit for you, and that Mr. Man feels better!!!

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  10. He is so sweet!

    And my girl was MUCH worse when it came to teething than my boy. :) Of course he got 2 at a time and she got 4 (or more) at a time so. I don't know.

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  11. Well, since I am pretty much overwhelmed with boys here (although not as much as Alice) I can say with almost 100% confidence that boys are FAR more pansy arsed than girls. All of em. From little ones to big ones. But we knew that already, didn't we?

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  12. He has teeth now? Sorry. I was too distracted by Mr. Peabody's amazing bright and gorgeous eyes!

    But, yeah, I remember teething. Not fun. Maybe I'll get lucky and my #2 will be like Bean.

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  13. My two-year old daughter is perfectly happy by day . . . but has lots of night-waking now that her top molars are taking their sweet time breaking through. My boys were pretty blase about teething (or maybe I've blocked out those memories?). :o)
    -- Nancy

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  14. You know, speaking of bourbon, they say a little rubbed on the gums will help the soreness. I'm just sayin'.

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  15. Cutie patootie with teeth and blue eyes. I think my blue-eyed boy has a rival...your little man's got some big blue eyes too. Must be that good Southern Clemson blood they've got, huh?

    My boy was more like your Bean though with the teeth coming in...no major issues. Although he did cut all 4 1-year molars at once and we've yet to see the eye teeth. He's got 12 in all so far at almost 15 months.

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  16. How funny! Well, not for you, but nonetheless....My son was much worse than my girls were with teething. And he always cut at least four teeth at the time. It was pain and misery for all, especially me!

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  17. What adorable peepers and toofies! He couldn't get any gooter ( as in you old). Love, Nana

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  18. I never could smell, I mean spell. It should, of course, be cooter! Nana

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  19. I love his little teeth! My oldest went through teething so easily, I was spoiled. But when my youngest came along... the teething was horrible. She was pretty miserable & so was I!

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  20. He's adorable. LOVE those eyes.

    I just had a conversation yesterday with a friend about the "man cold." We got a good laugh over that one, too.

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  21. He is so precious. Those teeth look great. I have no advice for surviving teething, as mine have done it fairly easily, and quickly. Tylenol to get some sleep, maybe? Good luck with future teeth!

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  22. And he's got his mama's beautiful eyes. He's gorgeous! Hope his teething crabby days are subsiding for a while.

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  23. I do like to remind men of their lack of ability to tolerate pain like women...it's true, so true! However, when it comes to teething, I have to say my sweetest little Angel Girl, Ava, is right there with Peabody. She says, "Ee Hutts, I nont caya who you aah...boy o gull!"---from her to you. :)

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  24. Oh my granny (which, by the way, is my favorite phrase that I've picked up from your blog & now say All. The. Time.)...that was funny. :) AND I'm totally with you on the teething misery thing- my son is a BEAR when he's teething. No physical symptoms like fever, rash, diarrhea, just GROUCHINESS. :) Hope you have a couple weeks off before he starts up teething again. :)

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  25. Those are definitely some beautiful new teefers he has - he is such a cutie pie!

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  26. With a smile like that to melt your heart every day, I'd say it was definitely all worth it!!

    :P

    Jeanne

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  27. And the cutest smile on the block. :)

    Thanks for sharing a pic. he is so darn cute.

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  28. Yeah, Mookie was like Bean in that she'd open her mouth and I'd see something odd-looking in there, and then realize that there were TEETH in there! No crying, no fussing, no drooling.
    I'm in for it next time! :o) Glad he finally busted those 4 out...maybe the next ones will be a surprise. :o)

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  29. The boy is sooo cute. I love it that he has that gap between his top teeth.

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