a tooth

eva has her first tooth as of this morning! it's on the bottom right, and you can't really tell by looking at it, but i felt it right away when she chewed on my finger. it still looks like a lump just under the tissue, indistinguishable from its left-side neighbor (which i now expect to emerge any day). i know it arrived in the night, because she was chewing on my finger late into the evening and i felt nothing.

teething has been more intense in the past two weeks, but really went crazy the past four nights. each night, she'd wake up about every 20 minutes for the first 4 or so hours after she went to sleep. last night i finally remembered to try the homeopathic teething tablets, and she was asleep for good in 10 minutes. of course, that might have happened anyway (it was 1 a.m. by then), but i'll try them earlier tonight and see what happens.

my baby has a tooth! now remember, eva, don't bite the, uh, "hand" that feeds you.

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