Monday, January 25, 2010

All I Want For Valentine's Is My Two Front Teeth

What a big month this has been for our little Claire! She and I had a mommy/daughter weekend where we flew to Seattle for my brother's wedding. She got to meet her cousin Phinn (where they kept trying to steal each other's binkies:

Her great-grandparents High:And celebrate her Uncle Matt's wedding day:

I will briefly brag that she was UNBELIEVABLE on the airplane both ways! On the flight back, she did not make a single peep the entire flight! It was awesome! On the way there, she just wanted me to hold her high so she could see everybody behind her. My arms got tired, but it was totally worth it because she was such a perfect angel. As people were leaving, they kept saying, "what a great baby! She was wonderful on the flight!" All true- what a trooper!!

The wedding went well- even though the bride was an hour late. Hee, hee- that's something we won't ever let her live down. Come on, you have to laugh at that! Besides that, everything was perfect, and this is truly so exciting for our family! A lot of you know that my brother has had trials with women in the past, so we are ECSTATIC that he found such a perfect match. They are wonderful together, and I could not be happier for my little brother. Welcome to the family, Ilea!

Back to Claire. Look at what she is doing:

Is that not the cutest picture? She has been sitting up like that since about Jan. 14.

Gearing up for her next move:

Woah, look out world! Here she comes:She sticks her bum HIGH into the air, and then pushes herself forward. She doesn't crawl so much as scoot, but man can she get around! Time for baby gates, I guess.

Then, she has gotten her first two teeth! Her bottom 2 middle teeth are in. This has not been a pleasant experience for the poor girl. With Audra you didn't even know she was teething, but poor Claire is having a tough time. At first, I was really bummed because that meant less sleep for me. But, now I am surprisingly grateful for the excuse to hold her in my arms and rock her in the wee hours of the night. I know that seems strange, but there is something so precious about holding your baby- who is in pain- in your arms and soothing them. I tried to take a mental picture of me rocking her to sleep so that in years to come, when I have forgotten how tired I was, I will remember those precious moments. And they really are precious moments- a blessing in disguise.

Of course, nobody wants their baby in pain, however! So I did run to the store and came across these miracle pills:

Hyland's Teething Tablets: They are awesome! They are homeopathic and all natural, and they actually work! Tylenol and Ora-jel did nothing for Claire, but these work amazingly well- I highly recommend them for teething babies! In fact, this is what the back of the box says:

Please note: If your baby has been crying or is very upset, your baby may fall asleep after using this product because the pain has been relieved and your child can rest.

HELLO!!! I was totally sold!


  1. Yay for your brother! That's exciting. I didn't discover Teething Tablets until Spencer had almost all of his teeth. They worked better than Ora-gel, but not as well as Tylenol for him. I'm glad they work for poor Claire.

  2. Congrats to your brother. That is very exciting! I'm glad you had a fun trip home and that it went so well. I dread the day I have to take a baby on a plane.

    Those are some cute pictures of Claire!

  3. One of Phinn's teeth has broken through and the other one is on its way. It is fun how close they are developmentally. It was so great to see everyone and give Phinn a chance to meet Claire.

  4. Claire is looking more and more like her older sister to me. Seeing her cute face and the pictures of her getting ready to crawl, I so easy see the similarities and it was not so long ago your aud-pod was crawling around! :) your babies are fast movers and doers .... as you know mine are on the other end of the spectrum. haha :). My sis in law had those teething tablets for her baby girl when she was visiting and telling me all about how great they are and that they are 100% natural. My kids aren't any different while teething, but if problems do arise, I will buy those tablets!

  5. I couldn't live without these bad boys!!!! My sister-in-law told me about teething tablets when Braden was teething, and I have been hooked ever since! :)