The first tooth has been sighted…
…I repeat, the first tooth has been sighted. Spotted making a brief appearance to the left of the lower front gum, at seven-and-a-bit months, discovered while we were were away in Sheffield for the weekend (celebrating Alex’s parents’ ruby wedding anniversary, congrats guys!). ETA of fellow calcium companions – who knows?
It does explain an awful lot. Eliza has been exhibiting classic teething symptoms this past week – grizzling, gnawing on everything, dribbling, nappy rash, terrible sleep – yet I didn’t think anything would actually happen as she’d been having these symptoms on and off for months, and also hasn’t really been herself since she was ill recently. These photos were taken on Saturday, so I guess the clues that the first tooth was coming were there.
As the first tooth is a pretty significant and exciting milestone, I wanted to record it so I could remember it. My memory is appalling at the moment; my mum and I were writing down some of Eliza’s milestones for her baby book and my answer to everything was “erm…about six months? About five months?”
I’m off to syringe some Calpol into her mouth with a baby medicine syringe, which turns out is a great way of sneaking it into a baby who doesn’t like the taste of medicine. Seriously, what child doesn’t like Calpol? It still tastes as great as I remember from my childhood.
P.S. this is a great resource for advice and help about dealing with baby teething (thanks Alice T, who left it on my last post about teething in July, when I really thought a first tooth was imminent…oh).