Avery had decided that she will share the joy of cutting teeth with her parents! I guess she felt like we were being left out - since the last 2 teeth she's cut have been while she was away from us! Poor little thing has been miserable the last few days! She seems to be working on several teeth - as I can see a new one on the top - that makes 6 and can feel what I think is one more on the bottom. With her usually she gets one on the bottom and then the matching one on top - so I don't know how long she will be miserable, but I'm hoping it won't last too much longer! Plus as it seems (and maybe I'm doing something wrong here!?!?!) that neither of my children sleep very well when they are getting teeth. Luke, bless his cute little heart - doesn't sleep well anyway, and he sure didn't while his teeth we're coming in. Avery and I were awake (with small amounts of sleep in-between) for about 3 hours the other night until she managed to work through it or they stopped hurting or whatever! So I hope there aren't too many more of those nights in our future!
I try to always find the up side in sleepless nights, and cranky babies and in this situation (as Shannon pointed out to me), once all her teeth are in - that's it - there all in and no more cranky baby due to getting teeth! That'll be nice!
David has tried to help out some of my sleepless nights by making new rule for Luke! Luke has started getting up in the middle of the night and coming down to our bedroom and crawling in bed with us. Then he starts talking to me and that's the first I know he's there! Of course he doesn't want to go back to sleep, so after about 10 or 15 minutes of him wiggling around, kicking me, and trying to talk to me, I take him back up to his bed. Some nights that works just fine, and he goes back to sleep - other nights he'll come back down an hour later. So last night David laid down the new rules! If he wakes up in the night - and HAS to come downstairs, he's not allowed to wake up Mommy - he has to talk to Daddy instead. Well last night, at about 3:30 here he came! He did go to David, and after a brief conversation, David sent him back to bed. That was the last we heard from him! I don't know if he went right back to sleep or not, but he was next to me at 7:15AM saying "Wake up Mommy, Mommy, Wake up!" I appreciate the help, so that on nights when I am up with Avery, at least I'll be able to sleep if Luke is up too!
Oh, the joys of motherhood! So I’m thinking that this is just more confirmation that I'm done having babies! I love mine to pieces, but am really happy to not have to do all this again! I'll leave the baby having to other friends and family members!