Monday, August 11, 2008

A Visit From the Tooth Fairy...At Last!

She may have been a little tardy, but at last, she has arrived! On Friday morning, at 12 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old, Sophia finally sprouted her first tooth (the right top incisor). It's still only a little bud, but it's definitely there. I think Sophia would quite prefer it to just go back where it came from, but we're hoping she'll feel differently once she starts utilizing it to eat new tasty foods.

In other news, Sophia's fever also broke Thursday night...perhaps the tooth fairy cures fevers as well as delivering and removing teeth? So, although she is still cranky with the teething, she is no longer miserable. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers during her illness; they meant a lot when I returned to the computer and found them all.

5 comments:

  1. So glad that Sophie is feeling better. :o) Peapod has ran a fever on two occasions when an especially nasty tooth was cutting, and I've heard of other babies sharing the same experience. Teething is a very weird thing.

    If you haven't heard of them already, I must recommend you pick up a tube of Hyland's Teething Tablets. These are wonderful homeopathic method that cures teething ails like a charm. They can be used at the same time as OTC pain relievers, herbal remedies, and/or Orajel as well. Teething tablets contain ingredients that not only provide pain relief, but promote calmness and sleep as well. Hyland's also makes homeopathic remedies for a host of other ailments, too. I've used their ear ache drops with much success during the last cold I had last year, along with several of their other products.

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  2. Thanks, Amy! I will definitely check those out; I'd never even heard of them. And, I'm so hesitant to give her OTC stuff because I don't want her taking tons of Tylenol, and I really don't feel comfortable giving her the stuff you rub on the gums because I've heard it can numb the tongue a little and deactivate the gag reflex, and that makes me nervous. But I will try the ones you recommended. Where do you get them? Website? or just a natural foods store?
    ~Bethany

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  3. I'm glad the little angel is better.

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  4. We never used Tylenol or Orajel for the same reasons, but relied on the teething tabs and herbal remedies hidden in yogurt pops. hehe. The teething tablets can be found at most grocery stores and drug stores, usually in the baby section, along with Whole Foods and most natural stores. If I'm remembering correctly both Albertsons and Safeway have them.

    If you are comfortable using some herbal remedies, I'd be happy to pass a few along. I actually wound up with an extra copy of Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal and would be glad to give it to you when you come down for some canning. :o) Her book does have some pagan mother earth type references, but if you look past such things the other info is really great.

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  5. Thanks for the info, Amy. I'll stop by one of those stores to pick them up. And, I'd be glad for any other remedies you have...that book sounds great! I'll give you a call later this week to see about canning. We actually did peaches (pie filling and halved in syrup) and apricots (jam) this weekend, and I'm itching to do some veggies!
    ~Bethany

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