We have officially entered the stage many parents dread. We have a teether - the lower teeth are very visible under the gums, and are starting to push up against the surface. Judith has been absolutely miserable all day, and I'm about ready to pull my hair out. It didn't help matters that I put her in her adorable Carter's crab romper (it has a smiling red crab on the butt), because every time I put her in this outfit she immediately decides to emotionally imitate the depicted shellfish. Add that to a teething baby, and fun times ensue.
The day wasn't completely insane - Judith had a weigh-in with her pediatrician today. She had developed some congestion and a bit of a runny nose yesterday, and her pedi said it doesn't look like it's concerning, and is more than likely a part of teething. Knock on wood it stays that way. Everything else checked out good - lungs are clear, and she gained 2 lbs. since her 6 month appointment (she now weighs 14 lbs 4 oz). I scheduled her 9 month well baby visit (and next round of shots), and if the flu shots are in Judith will get her first one at that time. Her name's also been submitted for the next series of Synagis shots - she'll get the full course this year, starting mid-fall with the last shot being given in April. That means 6 or 7 monthly visits to the pedi this year, dependent on when the first shot is given (I'm figuring mid to late October). I don't know if we'll have to go back under lockdown this year or not, and that's something we'll have to discuss closer to time. Granted the kid's going to get sick at some point, and will more than likely get a cold this winter, but we'll still be as proactive as possible to keep the bugs away that could cause even worse problems for her.