Saturday, February 07, 2009




Ari has started the long, slow journey of teething (I say long and slow because for my boys it seems to take about 5 months from first signs to an actual tooth being sighted and felt)...

Unlike Luey and Bryn, Ari seems to be unsettled a bit by his budding teeth moving around in his gums and almost as soon as the dribbling started (1.5 weeks ago), so did the grizzling "hold me upright all day long" mood. When I can carry him, it's all good, and when he's asleep, it's all good, but as I spend a good deal of my day seated in front of this computer or at the dining table, doing boring work that happens much more efficiently if I have two hands free.

So, I'd heard good things about the analgesic affect of amber necklaces on teething infants and thought I might give it a try (quite a departure from my usual coping method - panadol)... The necklace arrived yesterday and despite my own scepticsm, Ari does seem more settled. I'm hopeful that this is not just coincidence...

Anyway, he does look cute in it either way...

2 comments:

Pagan Rach said...

We got Zara one, and while it doesn't completely take the grumpiness away, it definitely seems to help her.
We also have loooong teething journeys here. Fun fun!

Sarah said...

oh Sif he is a delight. In past photo's i have always seen so much of Luey in Ari but this one screams Bryn to me for some reason. I think he is a lovely blend of all your boys (with a good amount of his own originality as well).

will have to try the necklace when we get to that point- i don't expect it for sometime- Maddox didn't cut his first tooth till his first birthday :).

Teenagers and the failing parent...