Friday, September 11, 2009

More Teeth!

Sean's top front two teeth came through! Yeah!! The bad news is that the incisor that came in first has really grown down, so you can see that one on top and the two on bottom, but not the front two on top yet! Let's just hope it doesn't take too long for the other incisor to come in or he won't have symmetrical teeth. We'll just have to wait and see.

He has done very well teething. He's had a very slight fever. He had a few times of crankiness that I attributed to teething pains, but luckily it was hours not days and teething tablets did the trick.

I was worried about Sean biting as his top teeth came in. After he got his first two teeth (the bottom two) I had trouble with him biting me. He was 4 1/2 months and he had a hard time getting it when I told him 'no.' After about a week of struggling and a few tears, Sean got over the newness of his little pearly whites and stopped biting.

With all the new teeth popping out on his top gums, I was worried that Sean would want to try out his new teeth on everything, including me. But it wasn't a problem until the third upper tooth came through. He's older now and understands what 'no' means. This time, it only took one day to get him to quite biting. Yay!

Sean is really so much fun to be around. He plays on his own. When I go from one room to another he follows me.

He usually doesn't get tired of me. What I mean is that when you hold another person's baby, after a while they are ready to do something else or be with someone else and don't necessarily want you later. They want their parents.

It is fun to be the parent. Sean will usually come to me if I want him, and sometimes he seeks me out. That is just one of the joys of being a mom for the first time, I guess. I love it!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bear Crawl

**I wrote this back around Labor Day, but I was having trouble getting the right video uploaded, and then forgot about the blog for a while. So here it is, finally.**

Sean has been crawling in the traditional fashion for a while now. Until this week.

This week he decided that he is too big for crawling - that he is just ready to walk. Problem is, he isn't strong enough or coodinated enough to walk. But for Sean, that is no problem, he improvises.

He does a "bear crawl" on his hands and feet, instead of his hands and knees.


video

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Another Tooth

Sean has another tooth, his first one on the top. It popped through a week and a half ago without much trouble at all. The funny thing is, the tooth that popped through is not a front tooth! It is the one to the left, an incisor. I keep watching for a couple more to come through because I can see them so close to the surface. I'm hoping the front two teeth on top will come through soon so he doesn't start looking like an hillbilly! But it may be in his genes, too!