Mia is finally cutting her first tooth. It started two days ago, at a couple days past 7 months old. She's been fairly good with it, just extra clingy and a little extra whiny, but still in a happy mood overall. She's been wearing an amber teething necklace for ages (we've been expecting a tooth since we first saw little white dots 3 months ago). Whether it really helps or not, I'm not sure, but it is cute!
My question for my experienced readers is - does teething bring barfing? Mia got over reflux (finally) at about 5 months old, and hasn't really had a problem with bringing up since. However, the last few days she's been throwing up a few times a day and I'm not sure if it's related to teething or if it's what I've been feeding her, as she is eating more solids now.
Not to be too graphic here, but I got barfed on today. In the FACE. As
in, I picked her up and held her up to my face and she promptly lost it
on my face. Barf was coating and dripping off my nose and chin. I'm
yelling, "I need HELP! Get a CLOTH!" and my husband is spending time
looking for an appropriate cloth, saying, "what cloth?" (as if I cared -
how about whatever's at hand and fast!). It was so gross. When he saw me, he said, "Don't look in a mirror when you wash it off!" It was really that bad.
I haven't been keeping a food log for her, so I've made it hard to try to connect any particular food with the barfing. Or perhaps it's something I've eaten, as I'm still breastfeeding her often. I've also got a cold (getting more miserable by the hour) and although she hasn't shown signs of getting it, I guess she could have a version of it.
I'm not looking forward to the first big chomp during nursing! She's bitten down a couple times with just the razor edge of that tooth poking through the gums, and it hurts. I've read the advice to bring baby close when that happens, so she opens her mouth to breathe, but I guess I don't have big enough or squishy enough boobs or something, 'cause I haven't had luck with that. I've instead broken the latch with a finger.
Can't wait to see how cute she looks when the teeth are up and out! :)