I write this post seeking your advice. Please, help a twin mom out! 🙂
A&L are both drooling like crazy, eating their hands, licking on everything they come in contact with, are super congested, and worst of all-not themselves! Maybe the congested part doesn’t connect, but it feels like it does. The hours between 1 and bedtime are filled with serious crabbiness and lots of crying.
Yesterday When I wrote this on the 30th of last month, A would only take 4 ounces at a time, when she usually takes 6 ounces. Today When I wrote this, L want ed to eat every 2 hours. I wasn’t sure if this behavior was truly connected to teething, but I can see that their gums look like teeth are there suddenly. I don’t see any teeth, no, but I can tell something is happening. Of course, according to the Wonder Weeks App, they are in leap 4, and it shows a storm cloud. Eeek! Update: The doctor acknowledged that these symptoms relate to teething, but then when he checked their mouths, he acted like they aren’t teething. Maybe he just meant they don’t have teeth coming out yet?
L can hold things in his hands, more so when in a sitting position and with better accuracy when the object is connected to something. I’ve had luck with this ring thing that came with the Rock-N-Play (see picture). A has more trouble with holding objects, but when I connect it to her bouncy chair, she’s okay with managing it.
My questions are: Do you think these behaviors sounds like teething? Do you know of any teething items that are easy for babies that don’t really get the idea of teething toys? Could some of the crabbiness be related to this stage 4 leap? If so, is the Wonder Weeks book worth purchasing? I need practical, use now advice. I have TWO crabby babies. 😉
I’ve tried this too (see pic), but he doesn’t yet get that he can chew on it for relief. Maybe it’s the awkward shape.
Update: This past week, since I wrote this post, they seem better. But, I still think they are teething, and I think being prepared now will work out as an advantage in the end. 🙂