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News, news, news, news…

Wow, didn’t realise how long its been since the last post!!  So much has been going on.  The short version:

1. Callum did end up getting his first two teeth, one just before and one just after Christmas.  All things considered, it was pretty smooth sailing.

2. We are now up to three solids meals a day and Callum is loving it.  He’s eating all sorts now.  Chicken, broccoli, pear, carrots, fish, sweet potato, mushrooms, zucchini, pancakes, weetbix, beef, apple, strawberries, spinach, almond butter, peaches, watermelon, toast fingers, tomatos, cheese…. And so on.

3. We had a lovely first Xmas together down in Albany with family.  A very relaxing two week break.  We also had James’ Dad and his wife visiting in Perth just before Christmas and spent some quality family time together.

4. Callum has been going through an ‘interesting’ bedtime phase recently due to separation anxiety (a natural development in babies) as he realises we can walk away and leave him. . We had a week and a half of struggling to settle him before putting in place a revised bedtime routine.  This seems to be working well and things have improved no end.

5. Callum had his first ‘dip’ (I think we got his feet in and not much else) in the ocean down in Albany.  He wasn’t super keen given he’s used to swimming in a heated pool, but he did enjoy just hanging out at the beach in the sea air.  He also had his first fishing experience (well, Callum and I hung out on the riverbank while James and my brother helped my niece and nephew to fish).

6. James and I managed to have a couple of date nights during the festive season while various grandparents baby sat 🙂

All in all its been a lovely (but busy) few months.  How did you celebrate the festive season?

To teeth, or not to teeth…

That is the question.  Not just for Callum, but for us too.  Is he teething?  How do we know he’s teething?  He can’t tell us if he is or isn’t.  Enter Dr Google, check teething symptoms.  Well, Callum appears to have a number of them but apparently some babies show all the symptoms, some babies show one or two and some babies (ahem, not many) aren’t bothered by teething at all.

Last week Callum seemed very out of sorts for three or four days.  His daytime naps went to pot (as well as some of his night time sleeps), he was quite irritable and clingy when he is normally a pretty chilled baby, he had rosy red cheeks on and off, wanted to chew his hand, fingers, arm, my fingers… and he was drooling, drooling, drooling…  Plus his gums have recently flattened out and there are some little bumps under there.  So we suspect he probably was teething as apparently the symptoms can come and go for quite some time prior to any teeth actually making a grand appearance!  Poor little guy.  I got some teething gel and some teething rings that can be refrigerated and that seemed to help a little.

For now he seems better, however I am sure there will be more episodes like this to come as he hasn’t got any teeth out yet.  Ah babies, just when you think they have a little routine going, BAM!  Along comes the tooth fairy and sprinkles a little teething dust on things just to mess it all up 😉

Does anyone else have some teething tips or stories they’d like to share?  Please comment below.