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How teething turned my toddler into a demon.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in remedies for teething, teething, teething babies, toddlers and teeth, toddlers and teething | 0 comments

Yesterday, my sweet toddler turned into Demon Child. Nothing made him happy. No, that’s not true. One thing made him happy. One thing quieted the screaming — Mom holding him while standing up. Mom was not allowed to sit down and hold him. Mom was not allowed to lay down with him or rock him. And Dad was certainly not allowed to be in the...

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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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