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Top Teeth Coming In

Thursday, August 19, 2010

At about 10 months old, she started getting her upper teeth. You could see them forming under the gums for a little while. And she started to become a drool monster again (I thought that ended after she cut her bottom teeth). When the left top tooth started poking through the gums, it was just a small corner of it. But it was enough for baby to start grinding her teeth together, a horrible sound that didn't seem to bother her.

Her nursing latch may have been compromised a little, but seems to have gone back to normal. The only thing I noticed lately, and I don't know if it has anything to do with the upper teeth coming in, is that she has become dependent on extended comfort nursing to help her fall asleep. Up until about a month ago, she used to put herself to sleep by sucking on her index and middle fingers. Now, she needs to nurse to sleep or she fusses and cries and just gets her adrenaline going, which is not conducive to sleep.

It's probably my fault for using the side-lying position for nursing. I started doing that a lot because I was very tired and that way I could fall asleep with her. But now, that's become a habit of both of ours. She won't sleep without it, and I can't sleep if she doesn't sleep.

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Comment By Littlethings
Friday, August 27, 2010 10:43 PM
I think baby really enjoys her new top teeth. Now that she has both top and bottom front teeth, she seems to enjoy biting into things. She bites her Cheerios as she puts them in her mouth. She bites off pieces of fruit and even a hamburger!

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