Lyramonster has been generally pretty good during her fits of teething discomfort and pain. Sometimes, though, she has fits of inconsolable crying, screaming, and raging. Poor little girl. We can often distract her after a few minutes of these fits, however, which is good for our eardrums. She definitely won’t put up with being anywhere but in someone’s arms when she goes through these fits, which means a lot of high-pitched screaming directly into our ears.
Even now she’s sleeping on my lap and whimpering in her sleep. She wakes up every so often crying, too. It’s worse at night, until she falls into a deeper sleep, at which point she’s out for the night thankfully. Also, nursing helps her calm down pretty quickly.
Since she’s been so completely not cranky up until this point, these little fits are weird to us in a way. We’re handling them fine I think, and they haven’t been all that bad – just occasional outbursts that end quickly enough and return our little giggly monstergirl to us in no time. We’re lucky, and we know it. I just feel bad for her being so unhappy, even if she does recover quickly. Now that her second tooth is coming in, she’s been more cranky than with the first. Maybe the second coming in so soon after the first means she’ll have them all come in relatively quickly and we’ll be done with teething, who knows?
Lyra’s nearing the six month mark. That’s half a year. That is crazy.