Real Talk: Teething

I am so tired. Tootsie Roll is getting a whole bunch of teeth including two top molars all at once.  He's normally a great sleeper but he's in so much pain.  I have little to no problem giving him medicine, which helps, but I still sit up with him while we wait for it to kick in. During that time, I usually let him gnaw on a celery which makes his gums feel a little better, but lately he's in so much pain that he won't even try to chew on it. So we watch Netflix together and he lays on … [Read more...]

7QT: Science Fiction & Artsy Stuff

- 1 - #Updates Tootsie Roll had his 1 year doctor appointment last week.  He's still doing well, but his weight is starting to taper off.  Our doctor says that's typical as they start to get more and more mobile.  He's happy and developing on track.  She asked me if he says any words yet, but he does not.  I guess I won't start to get concerned until he's 18 months if he doesn't have any words yet. One morning last week, I was nursing him early in the morning, and when he was done he saw … [Read more...]

7QT: Rainbow Sheep, Blog Tips, Adorable Babies & More

- 1 - #Updates Well we're all feeling better since having the stomach flu last week. What's new with you? - 2 - Blog Stuff My goal is to read one blog post that I've pinned to my Bloggy & Social Media pin board per day.  I particularly enjoyed this one: - 3 - When Will the Teething End?! Tootsie Roll had a few good nights this week, but some really rough DAYS!  That is surprising, and I try to avoid giving him ibuprofen until night time (but I will when he's completely … [Read more...]

7QT: Sick and Teething

- 1 - #Updates Stomach Flu is in my house.  Cupcakes and Hobbs are among the afflicted.  I'm hoping TR and I don't get it, but it's not looking really great.  Oh and Tootsie Roll is 10 Months old!!! What's new with you? - 2 - Blog Stuff My server had some problems this week, but everything seems to be back to full-function so that's great.  It's stressful when there's technical difficulties with the blog.  So I apologize for having fewer posts up that usual. - 3 - Teething … [Read more...]

5 Faves to Help with Teething #5Faves

Teething. It's the worst. I've found some things that help when all else fails. The teething is so bad at the moment that not only is Tootsie Roll not sleeping, he just screams at night. Even when I'm holding him. So here are my 5 favorite things that you can purchase on amazon to help your baby cope with teething pain. Good luck to us all. 1. Learning Curve Baby Buzzing Bee When he chomps down on the antenna, he gets a little gum massage. That has to feel good! 2. Vulli … [Read more...]

Teething Update

You know what's funny / ironic?  In the days of teething, sleep is quite elusive for baby and therefore, mommy.  One should sleep whenever possible!  I know this.  And yet, it's 11pm, and I just realized I forgot to get my Teething Update blog post written for tomorrow.  Yeesh.  It's been a dramatic day.   The top tooth has STILL not popped through.  However, the last two nights have been much better than the several nights before them.  So what's going on?  TR does *not* like it … [Read more...]

A Rambling Post on Teething and Tylenol

This is going to be a brain-dumpy post.  Fair warning. Tootsie Roll has started teething.  It actually started a few weeks ago.  I'm proud to announce that he has successfully teethed two teeth, his bottoms.  Those first teeth weren't too bad.  He had one or two rough nights, and even those weren't very rough. But now. His top teeth are coming in.  I don't remember Cupcakes' top teeth coming in RIGHT AFTER her bottoms!  As a nursing mom, I was hoping to wait a bit longer for the top teeth. … [Read more...]

How to Make this Sweet (& Healthy) Banana Treat for Toddlers

This was one of the snack ideas I found when writing my post, What and How to Feed a Toddler.  I finally tried it out, gave it to Cupcakes, and she LOVED it!  I was skeptical about how it was going to work, as it's a frozen treat, but it was fine.  Here's how I did it. How to Make a Banana Treat What You'll Need: * A Banana * Yogurt * Healthy Cereal (I used Fruity Cheerios) * Tin Foil * A Zip Lock Bag * A Freezer * Meat Tenderizer Method: Spread a piece of tinfoil out on the … [Read more...]

Teeth and Squeaks

Cupcakes has cut her 4th tooth!  It's one of the front ones so I am not surprised that she had a really rough night a couple nights ago; I hear those front teeth are the worst.  I felt so bad for her!  I hope she doesn't have to go through that again, but at least it was only one night.... I think some babies can be in great pain like that for up to a week!  Poor babies!  The other front one and the right incisor are right behind this one so we might have a few more bad … [Read more...]

Whatever Wednesday

Welcome to the NEWWhatever Wednesday Blog Hop!In case you missed last week's post, I have teamed up with @MelissaG813 from the blog, Filling Our Bucket to do this Awesome new Blog Hop!  [YAY for meeting great people on Twitter!!]  Last week we got a great turnout!!  I'm hoping we get even more this week!  So feel free to TWEET about it!!  :o)  And if you're not already, you should follow me on twitter too!  :o)  @4LoveofCupcakesSo last night was pretty … [Read more...]