Layla got her first tooth on Monday, Jan 3! It was her lower, middle left. She’d been a little drooly but not too bad or overly fussy so I was surprised to see it was already breaking through (well, I should say I was surprised to feel, as I could feel it a couple of days before I could lay eyes on it). Although, the afternoon/evening before she and Hayden had been at Grandpaman’s and Grandma G’s while we were at the Colts’ game, and when we picked them up she was crying and had been for about an hour. 😦 But she hadn’t seemed to be suffering up until then.
So it’s been three days since the first one came through, but I don’t feel the other one yet. I remember with Hayden they seem to appear in pairs. She has been really drooly this week and gets pretty fussy when the pain reliever wears off. Hayden teethed quite early at 5 months, which was good because he had all his teeth including 2 yr molars by about 18 mos. So he was constantly drooling and wearing bibs for the first year and a half of his life, but then he was all done early. The good thing with her starting later though is that I can give her Motrin since she’s over 6 months, which lasts longer and thus she can sleep longer before the pain wakes her up and it’s time for another dose. It’s very plain to see when she’s hurting because she is typically such a happy girl, but when the relief has worn off she changes into a little fuss butt! 🙂