Farewell to teething terrors

March 20, 2014

Teeth chairs at the St Martin's Lane HotelFanfare please, and bring out the jazz hands, for it’s a momentous day in our household. Eliza’s last baby tooth has made a special guest appearance in her mouth, which means she now has the whole set.  And more importantly, it means No. More. Teething.

For her first baby tooth  to this, her last, she has really suffered, as most parents of teething babies will know (see: teething terrors, yet more teething terrors, and probably loads more that I’ve hidden away in a dark corner of my mind). Although it does seem like the final two did just pop up out of no-where, it might explain her first wakeful night in ages – just after I wrote this, and when we were 20 minutes from the end of the Breaking Bad finale. She ended up startfishing in the middle of our bed, while Alex and I clung onto an inch of mattress on either side.

It is a bittersweet occasion, isn’t it?  More markers of the passing of time and her growing up, my tiny helpless newborn baby no longer being a baby (and indeed not having been one for a very long time, although as my mum always tells me, “they never stop being your baby! Even when they are in their thirties and married with a child.”)

However; is it too early for a celebratory glass of wine?


  • Claire

    March 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Yay! I’m pleased to hear she has passed that milestone! 🙂 xxx

  • Fiona

    March 20, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Have the wine – you deserve it, teething is awful! Hooray that it’s over x

  • Polly Davies

    March 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    wine!! for sure you deserve it… teething is tough for Mama as well as for baby!

  • laura redburn

    March 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    i’m so glad that as an adult you don’t remember your own teething ..it’s bad enough having to be poked and prodded at the dentist, haha!

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    March 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Have a large glass of wine! J is awful with his teeth, so much worse than C and he’s only got 6! It’s going to be a long time before I get to celebrate the end of teething! And whoever said they get used to it the more teeth come through was lying!! x

  • Laura

    March 21, 2014 at 12:30 am

    These kind of events are always amazing yet in a way quite hard as I find it’s hard to let go of my baby growing up but pleased to see another marker has been hit. I do think though that it’s time for the wine (well anytime is good time when your a parent haha)

    Laura x

  • Slummy single mummy

    March 21, 2014 at 8:38 am


    Fear not though, as a mum of a now adult child I can reassure that there will be plenty more annoying phases to mark the passing of time 😉

  • fritha

    March 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    hurrah! Wilf hasn’t been teething in over 6 months but I just sort of forgot to check if he has them all! If so then I’ll have that glass of wine with you. Love the new blog design too btw! x

  • Circus Queen

    March 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Congratulations! What am I doing heading back into teething territory?!

  • Globalmouse

    March 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Gosh teething is such a nightmare isn’t it? I think the worst part is before any teeth appear and are just moving around and it can be hard to work out what’s wrong. Wine, definitely!!

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