Toddler Teeth

Long nights. The pain of new teeth coming in disturb my already very light sleeper. She whimpers and rolls closer to me, sometimes needing Mama’s milk to settle her body again. The days can be a whirlwind of emotions. Happy to paint but only with a paintbrush. Angry when the finger paints go back into the drawer, even though not a finger would touch them two seconds before. She wants to be close to me but bats my hand away when I try to gently brush her bangs out of her face. It’s hard, this dance we do when things get rough. I want so badly to take the uncomfortableness away, to cuddle her up or enjoy our day, but she has fight in her. She wants all of me and to be left alone at the same time. I carry my weepy girl upstairs. She wants her Pink Baby and her Bunny and her Napping Blanket. I get them as she sits on the bed waiting for me in all her sweet toddler glory. She scrunches her jaw and pats her cheek where those molars are breaking through. I give her a gentle glance and she curls up with me, nursing to sleep. An early nap time for this growing girl.

sleepy baby

 

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One thought on “Toddler Teeth

  1. Poor hunny & poor you. I take it she is getting her second molars in? Makaia is still getting in her first 4 molars, although I think 2 are done coming up but the eye teething look like they wont be long
    I hope it gets better soon for you both. Our babe has been enjoyable nibbling on frozen peach pieces to numb the pain a bit (I find the plastic freezer teethers to taste terribly like plastic).
    I finally got 3 hours of straight sleep the other night, first time in 3 months!! Best of luck & happy thoughts for a good sleep for both of you sometime soon.

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