A few months ago, I thought Rissa started teething. Technically, I still think she was, but I think the teeth are finally working on making their appearance.
She’s been super drooly, like drooling buckets. Soaking 3+ bibs and 2 shirts daily. Recently it just seems even worse. She likes to put everything in her mouth, but the chomping is increasing. At times, she’ll be mouthing a toy and just cry – nothing seems to soothe her, just time.
Then the spitting up. It slowed way down at about 6 months and lately we’ve had some of it return (no, no food changes).
We can’t forget the more frequent stooling that is… well, slimy-er than usual. Nothing alarming about it and she’s not appearing ill.
She’s discovered her ears – tugging on them sometimes as well as her hair.
But what really makes me think they are finally on the way through? I can actually see two white shapes under her bottom gum. And… it feels bumpy when I run my finger along it now. That’s new! She won’t really let me look though.
I’m excited but sort of sad – she’s growing up! That gummy smile will soon be toothy!