My son has been particularly fussy over the past week.
Fussy when put down for naps.
Fussy when put down for bedtime.
Fussy when he woke up from his naps.
Fussy when he nursed.
Fussy, fussy, fussy…
He’s also been having trouble transitioning between sleep cycles at naps and has been waking up more often during the night and earlier to start his day (even though he’d been doing great ever since we started Pantley’s Gentle Removal plan).
I’ve been trying to figure out if this was caused by something I could change. As such, I’ve been taking notes of his days, charting his nursing times, awake times, sleep times. I figured that perhaps this was all a matter of him being undertired and needing an increase in his awake time. Or perhaps, it was a problem of him being overtired because he had gone into a cycle of disrupted sleep and wasn’t rested enough.
But then, today, my son ended up unknowingly (or knowingly – who knows?) giving me the answer. He grabbed my index finger with his two hands and stuck it in his mouth, right atop the sharp edges of his two shiny new teeth! “Teeth” as in two of them, at the same time…
I’ll post a picture when I can, right now, each time I get him to open his mouth, his bottom gums are either covered in pools of drool and so they mask the barely protruding teeth or he sticks his tongue out which also results in him covering his gums.
Teething time I think – Life as a mum
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