Monday, January 28, 2008

The tooth, and nothing but the tooth?

We think we have found the reason for Little Elvis' fussy nights, maybe.

On Friday, we were going through our typical two-hour, late-evening fussfest. Bob was talking to his dad, who suggested that Little Elvis might be cutting a tooth. I felt around on his gums, and it does feel like tooth number 7 is about to rear it's little head.

I'm really hoping that we can lay all the blame for these frustrating nights on that tooth, but I'm just not sure.

Little Elvis is so great during the day. He pretty much only cries at naptime. Wouldn't his tooth hurt during the day as well?

And our bedtime routine is so established, that he almost always goes down without a fight at night. If his tooth hurt, wouldn't he fuss then as well?

All of that said, last night, he did a wonderful job! I don't want to write anymore, just in case I jinx us.


Blogger Laura said...

Teeth are the enemy!!! For your sake, I do hope it is teething. Our second child was like that: fine all day and then terrible in the night. Our first fussed after naps before atooth and our third is a bear 24 hrs a day when a tooth is coming in...they are all different!

Good luck --- fingers crossed last night sets a new pattern.

1:20 PM  
Blogger shay said...

I'm not sure how I found you but I'm loving reading about your little family!

I wish the little people came with some sort of an instruction manual. It would take so much of the guess work out of everything.

Hope you sleep tonight!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Gee, I hope it is his tooth too, then you know there is an end:)
Hope he goes down today so you get some non-fuss time.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

My girls always teethed so much worse at night that during the day.
I always figured that during the day there was stuff going on and they were occupied so happier, at night there tired and already cranky and not able to do what they want (sleep) because of the pain.
I know for me everything seems much worse at night

5:27 AM  

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