Thursday, April 30, 2009

Can I just state the Obvious?

BEING A MOM IS HARD WORK!

Clay has been teething lately and not sleeping a wink. I have been using teething tablets, oral gel, teeth rings, cold wash cloths, and Tylenol. I feel so helpless to see my usually happy baby in so much pain. We are both exhausted! Do you have any teething secrets to share?


Clay eating his rice cereal and apple sauce.

Dave loves burping Clay after he eats. This was after i did a "Dream feed" so Clay is out!

23 comments:

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

Isn't he about six months old now? If so have you given him motrin? It helps more then Tylenol in my opinion. Also I don't know if this is true or not but I heard not to give orajel because it toughens up the gums and makes it harder for the tooth to break through. Who knows that could be a myth but it made me not want to use it when I heard. Teething seriously is no fun and I think it is just as hard on the mommy. Hang in there. At least he is so cute.

Christy said...

OH man, teething is a such a pain! Sorry I don't know any other tricks than the ones you are already doing! Talk to your doctor and see if you can switch doses from tylenol to motrin... Clay is such a cute little boy! I love those pictures of him and Dave together too. So cute.

I don't know if you know, but we had our twins, Emily and Ethan. They were born 17 weeks early so they are just tiny.

Anyway sorry I couldn't be of more help with the teething. I had a hard time with that too. Good luck!

The Denney's said...

I WISH I had some amazing advice for you about teething but unfortunately, I don't. Sounds like you're doing everything that I've heard of. :) Sometimes you just have to stick through it...but that's the hardest part! Good luck and I hope he breaks his teeth in soon so it doesn't go on too much longer!

Clay's absolutely adorable by the way!

Rindi said...

I have an amazing trick. But some people won't use it because they think it is gross, but it works! I don't know if you want me putting what it is on your blog. If you want, email me and I'll tell you what it is and how to get some.

Rindi said...

Sorry my email is momfess@gmail.com

Dave and KayDee said...

AMEN! Being a mom is the hardest job in the world! It's so rewarding though! Hope things get better with Clay's teething, I'm not looking forward to that stage with Kayt. We are still working on the sleeping at night thing. Hang in there. :)

Sarah said...

Oh I am sorry. What a cutie though. You know, I didn't notice too much when Ella was teething... not that it's over. If anything, just try to grab naps whenever you can so that you can deal with things.

Amy said...

what a pretty baby! I agree, motherhood is hard. As far as teething goes, I don't have any words of wisdom. When Lil was around 14 months she got lots of teeth all at once so she screamed in the middle of the night. I would either turn a movie on for her or give her a bottle. That was all I could do to help her through it. Just know that we all go through it and you are doing everything you can to help him.

Kellen and Erin Hansen said...

Yes, definitely try Motrin! That's the only thing we use now for teething, because nothing else seemed to help. It gets better!

Zak and Allysia said...

We gave Belen cold carrots to gnaw on when she was teething. Motrin is really hard on the tummy and can eventually cause ulcers. We only use Motrin if Belen has a high fever and have to alternate between it and Tylenol to keep it down. There is really nothing you can do that you haven't already been doing...teething is tough on mom and baby and will be until he has all of his teeth in...sorry to say that there really isn't a miracle ointment that will take away all the pain for your little guy.

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

I just remembered something I did with Lukas. I put Vanilla on his gums. It seriously helped a TON!Someone suggested this too me and I did a few times but after the first few teeth the teething didn't bother him too much.

Christy said...

oh Melissa...I didn't mean to make you feel bad...teething is a rough thing to go through! I hope Clay starts to feel better soon!
Thank you for calling and putting our little twins names in the temple. We really appreciate that. Tell Dave Ryan says Hi!

Paul and Nancy Garner said...

sorry about the teeth, but do you not just love that dream feed thing? Hope it is working out! xxx

Lisa said...

One other piece of advice is to get popcicles, we call them otter pops, you know the ones with the plastic on them. Cut a small hole in it and let him suck/ gnaw on it. It numbs his gums and he likes is because it tastes good. Make sure you use a bib. Call me if you need anything.

Anonymous said...

It seems like you just had him and now he's so big! Where has the time gone? I hope that things start going more smoothly for you! :)

Rindi said...

What is a dream feed?

Stacie said...

:D Looks like you've been reading the Baby Whisperer. Good stuff, huh?
~Stacie Tonks

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

Yeah I am going to try to go to the reunion. Even if it is just me and my kids with my mom. Dan might have to stay and work.

everett311 said...

Well I don't have any baby advice for you...go figure:) but I just wanted to let you know that I am always thinking about you and I am SO glad we got to spend time together while you were just here! Give Clay big kisses from me.
ps: your a great mom I'm sure your doing everything just fine;)

The Mumfords said...

Now do you want another one?! (I know..I'm so sensitive) Why won't you call me back?

timmyandlille said...

Teething is awful!!! I wish they had a magic solution. It'll get better though, I promise. And I'm sure you are a GREAT mother, poor little kids just have a lot to deal with. Luckily they don't remember it though. Thats the great thing with the lil munchkins.

joni&dallassill said...

He's already teething?? Avery hasn't even started teething yet. You are doing about all you can. You just have to wait it out. I would always freeze otter pops-I don't let them eat them but they like to chew on them through the wrapper. The cold helps. Good luck!

The Special K's(0: said...

Ha ha "dream feed" baby whispere? Love 'er much(0: Kay so I wanna know the gross things Rindi was talking about, lol, but yeah, pretty much I think it's one of the first in a long string of trials we signed up for in pre-mortality. I'm not sure I'd sign up for that particular trial again, lol, but I guess my kids and I would all look really wierd without any teeth. Good luck and god bless! Have your husband give him a blessing if that's cool with you guys. It's really helped both of my girls.