I still have an eye mask on the top of my forehead that is acting like a headband.  My 2 year old is just now acting semi-normal after spending the past 4 hours either crying ,screaming, nursing, whining, kicking legs, directing me to walk him in circles, or telling me he needs candy.  Apparently candy is the only cure for teething pain… I didn’t get that memo.

Last week all of my boys, husband included, passed around a wicked stomach virus.  This week Everett is in a lot of pain and can’t be soothed unless he has a boob in his mouth.  Even then it isn’t a sure thing. Me?  Well… I’m exhausted, annoyed, miserable, hallucinating, and neglecting all other responsibilities in the home and online.  My diet of late has been whatever I can graze or a simple and quick food.

Touched out is an understatement.  One on hand I’m glad that we are still nursing because I know it is giving him some relief.  On the other hand… I want this kid OFF OF MY BOOBS.  It is perfectly normal to have both of those feelings.  Oh child, please stop asking for “milk milk” because my boobs and my sanity can’t take being on 24/7.

Ev has texture issues so none of the pain relief options we have tried, even just some ice, haven’t worked.  I would be more than happy to dose him with some Tylenol but he gags it up and pukes.  I’ve tried almost everything but it seems like we are just going to have to ride out this storm.

I’m looking forward to having my son back, the one who I can just tuck in at night and who will sleep until 4 am until needing to cuddle.  The kid who plays happily with his Transformers and brother.  I’ll be even happier when I don’t have a tiny dictator demanding my boobs.

2 year molars… you can suck my big toe.

12 Responses

  1. I feel your pain mama. My 16 month old rocked a 105+ fever last week while we were in a hotel while on vacation. My arms are still sore from holding him so much. Have you consider amber necklace for pain relief. I don’t know if they work or not but lots of people swear by them. Also, as unpleasant as it sounds, there are acetaminophen suppositories. We considered that when our little was rocking high temps, couldn’t sleep and gagged up drugs. Thankfully he’s ok with oral meds now but didn’t know if you knew about the other method. Hang in there.

    1. He wears a necklace and has for years. We’ve also attempted the suppositories but that didn’t go so well… hah.

  2. if only candy could really ease all the teething pain! my baby has been cutting her first two teeth for 2 months now and i think i want some candy!!

  3. I’m laughing my whole body off. My 7 mo has teeth now and he keeps biting our toes, spend 4 days with very sore nipples and all of the above. So, you’re not the only one, I forgot what cooking means because if I dare leaving him he’ll scream. So it’s good to know I’m not the only one (and bad to know it will happen every time new teeth come). Big hugs to you

  4. I feel ya. My 2yo has been working on those last molars for the last five months, off & on. The nights when she won’t even start the night in her own bed… nursing all night… ugh. She wears a necklace, too, which I know works because we forgot to put it on her after a bath–right before we left for a 2-wk trip–so I’d hate to see what these molars would be like without it. When she’s teething, she also tends to bite down if she starts to doze off while nursing now. Last night my yelp scared the bejeebers out of my almost-asleep husband. These molars are the worst off all the other teeth… Hope your boy gets through it sooner rather than later!

  5. Clove oil or Baby Orajel, along with frozen strawberries to gnaw on. The latter gives some relief as well as reducing the time spent dealing with them.

  6. He should be big enough now for the children’s chewable pain meds. Taste like grape flinstones, so if he is asking for candy, you may get them down with no fuss.

  7. This absolutely just made my night!!!! I’m sooooo sorry for you, but also sooooo glad that I’m not the only one who randomly rants! I laughed harder than I have in a long time. 🙂

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