Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teething Stories

Four Months Old!
This past Saturday, Nolan turned 4 months old.

Also this past Saturday, Nolan broke out his first tooth.

Then on Tuesday, his second.

Other than chewing and drooling, they seemed to not bother him too much.  No diaper rash, no pain that we could tell.  No keeping us up at night...  Whew.  For the last few weeks he has been wearing a necklace made of hazelwood: 
Benefits of Hazelwood
Hazelwood has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity, which by doing so, relieves or prevents ailments such as ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, teething, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis and arthrosis, constipation, migraines, and dental cavities. Therefore, necklaces made from Hazelwood are as effective for adults as they are for babies and children. (Info found here.)

I don't know if that has a little or a lot to do with the relative ease he had, but I won't be taking it off to check!  Do you have any teething stories to share?

Yesterday we went to the doctor for Nolan's four month checkup, and he is 17 lbs, and up there in the 99th percentile.  Doc says he's advanced.  :)   No surprise that he got his first teeth early, I guess.  He also said we could start him on solids whenever we want, since he has strong neck muscles and sits well (not on his own yet), and because he's showing interest in what we eat.  I don't know if I'm ready for that yet, though!  Once you start, there's no going back.  I'll have to read up on the what to feed, when & how often...

Brushing those new chicklets!

We went to Winnipeg for the long weekend & had a great time with family.  Nolan slept most of the way home, but woke with an hour to go.  I was in the back with him (to help him sleep after our break in Brandon), and was able to keep him entertained with his toys and books - and his stomach full with water.  So great that he would take a bottle - we've tried a couple times before with it, but never when it mattered.  And no, that's a sunspot in the photo, not an earring.

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