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A photo fail and a parenting fail.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in babies and photoshoots, babies and teeth, how teething ruins family pictures, teething babies | 0 comments

We had Ryan’s 1-year photo shoot on Sunday. It was a beautiful day in a beautiful location… and he was pissed. He didn’t want to eat breakfast before we left, he didn’t want to wear those godforsaken shoes when we got there, and he absolutely did not under any circumstances want to sit by himself or be forced to stand on his own two...

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Tooth #2 is an a-hole.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in babies and teeth, first time teething, remedies for teething, teething babies | 17 comments

We are in teething hell. The first tooth came in like a dream. A little extra fussiness for a couple days and then BAM: Hello, cute little tooth! The second tooth is sort of an a-hole. A sleep-preventing, diarrhea-inducing, mood-sucking a-hole. Of course, we could deal with that fairly well, I think, if Ryan’s asthma hadn’t suddenly decided to...

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Teething biscuits are awesome. And gross.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in babies and eating, babies and teeth, first time trying teething biscuits, teething biscuits | 7 comments

When it comes to food, my kid is something of a prima donna. Ryan looooves food. He’d eat all day if he could. As long as YOU fed him with a spoon. But at 9 months old, he is completely disinterested in feeding himself. A piece of bread? A puff? Nope and nope. He looks at bite-sized pieces of food the way you might eye a purple orangutang conducting...

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When in doubt, just ask daycare.

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in babies and teeth, daycare, daycare and teething, new mom, teething | 5 comments

For five months, I have said the phrase “he must be teething” at least once a week. Whenever Ryan gets a low fever, gets extra fussy or starts drooling a ton, I figure we’re finally getting some teeth. And then we don’t. So when Ryan started drooling like a maniac over the weekend, we were cautiously optimistic. “Maaaaybe...

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