April 08, 2005

Teeth (mostly)

Well, it's been quite a week. Marion has had a pretty tough time getting these teeth out, and it's made it difficult for her (and therefore Keleigh and I) to get sleep. She hasn't been her normal happy self during the day either, so the whole parenting experience has been less enjoyable over the past few days. I know that it's something that we have to get through, and I know that we'll all be okay on the other side, but it's hard work caring for a child that has teething pain for much of the day.

I think, however, that we're most of the way through. Marion's been much happier today, and yesterday wasn't so bad. When she lets you peek, you can see four of her upper teeth poked through. I think, but I'm not sure, that the first part of getting the teeth to poke through is the hardest part. I certainly hope it is.

So, that's pretty much been my week. We also had Marion's 10 month appointment, and she's really grown. She's now over 28 inches tall (almost 2 and a half feet), and she's nearing 20 pounds. She's healthy in all ways (not a single ear infection, ever), and she's desperately cute.

It's starting to come into my mind that she'll be one year old soon, which is almost unbelievable. Most of the other babies that we hang out with were born in April, so they're all having their birthdays, and Marion isn't far behind. May 31st, that's the day that my baby isn't such a baby anymore. I will cry. I will cry so much. I will need to drink a lot on May 30th, because I'm going to dehydrate myself.

My dear baby, how can you be nearly one year old?


At 6:01 PM, Anonymous said...

You want to know what will make you cry? You walk past a window someday and notice a reflection of some old dude that looks familiar and you realize that the decrepid looking character is you!

Now that makes you cry.......

You got a ways to go.


At 6:50 PM, Anonymous said...

Turn around and their one..turn around and their grown..turn around and their a young man/woman with babes of their own. Enjoy every moment..the next time she breaks those new adult teeth out the gums she may not need all those cuddles


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