Teething and Bathing and Sleeping OH MY!

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So for the past few nights, Isaac has been what I would classify as G.R.U.M.P.Y.! The poor lil dude just isn't liking the whole teething thing... and wouldn't you know it, he wasn't just breaking in one new tooth, but TWO TEETH! That's right folks, we have confirmation of PLURAL TEETH!
Tonight we gave him some baby Tylenol, and he seems to be resting a bit more comfortably... ahhhh...
In other news, since he is sitting up almost on his own, we got Isaac a wee bathtub for himself. He seems to LOVE IT. Normally Jeff or I would be in the tub with him, and I think he is really digging being in the bath by himself! The bath tub itself is actually a GIANT rubber duckie that quacks, which Isaac thinks is HILARIOUS. It has been VERY entertaining!
On top of everything elso going on in the little mans life, we are ATTEMPTING to get Isaac on a schedule. One of my friends from work, whom I would say is a very intelligent person, loaned me the book, Good Night, Sleep Tight The Sleep Lady's Gentle Guide to Helping your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake up Happy. Um.... so far all I can say is YEAH RIGHT! We are working on it of course, but I am not sure who is training who. On top of that, he has mastered his crying which sounds JUST LIKE MAAA MAAAA!!! I don't think I was made to listen to Isaac cry, and I don't think that's going to change... unfortunately, I don't think Jeff was made for it either. So I guess we will continue to give it the ole college try... but we might need the ole college stiff drink after he finally falls asleep!
Oh yeah! Isaac loved his first superbowl... although I think he really liked all the attention he recieved from his Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. He was especially happy when Mommy won 100 buckeroos for having the right numbers in the third quarter! Hooray! New car seat here we come!
Aunt Kati, Uncle Aaron and I during the Superbowl Party!


Jen said...

Look at those toofers!!! Addie just cut her 8th tooth if you can believe it! None of them were fun...but infant Tylenol is a miracle worker :-) That and a BIG glass of wine when he falls asleep.
And speaking of sleep, Eric and I did the partial cry it out method, which actually has you go in and check on them after 10 minutes, then 15, then 20, etc. until they fall asleep. The book Healthy Sleep Habits Healthy Baby talks about it but our Pedi recommended it too (especially for moms who can't just let their baby cry alone). And I am happy to report that after only 1-2 nights of a cry marathon...Addie is sleeping the night and has been for almost a month and a half!! And trust me...she was a BAD sleeper. SHe was still getting up 2-4 times every night at 9 months old!!! So...it might be worth a try if your current method doesn't work out. Good luck friend!!