Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Teething babe

Well, this pretty much sums up how I feel after last night.

The biggest difference is that I certainly don't have any massage on the horizon!

I'd kind of like to erase yesterday's evening from memory. It started to really go downhill at 5 o'clock when I left to go teach. I always leave at 5 in order to deal with construction on the road before the's been backing up for 15-20 minutes consistently. Without traffic it would only take me 15-20 minutes door to door, but it's been bad lately. 

I knew I was in trouble when I hit MAJOR traffic on the highway. After sitting at a dead stop for about 20 minutes, and hearing the traffic report, I knew I wasn't going to make it on time for class. I called in, and they said it was covered. Since it was complete rush hour, it ended up taking forever for me to get home. Left at 5 and got home at 6:30. And I never got out of the car. Complete waste of time. 

Connor went to sleep as usual at 7. We gave him motrin (which I've heard can work even better than tylenol) because he was in some teething pain yesterday. At around 9 he woke up completely inconsolable, screaming, whimpering, bottom lip pushed out, and waving his hands frantically. Broke our hearts! After realizing he was not going back down without me, and not willing to let him cry it out, I brought him in bed with me. 

He spent about 20 minutes falling asleep- but only if my face was right next to his and he had free range of my face to poke and prod. God forbid I not allow him to shove his fingers up my nose. We slept like that until 3 am, when I was actually able to transfer him to the crib with only a little fussing- no actual crying, thank god. Connor woke up this morning around 7 and giggled/talked to himself until 7:30. 

Happy baby is back!
We're headed out for a run now, just about 3 miles. Now that we're almost at Broad St, I'm thinking of signing up for the Odyssey Half Marathon. It's in Philly and about a month out from Broad. I'll definitely update with that! 


  1. I can relate! We've been going through the teething thing too. He doesn't get upset until bedtime, and then we have to drive him around in the car until he falls asleep. It makes me so sad to see him get so upset and be in pain.

  2. teething is the worst! I just got Connor an amber necklace (it is supposed to have healing properties that helps reduce pain), and I'll report back with results.