After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Teething and Cloth Wipe Sewing

Kian's been crusty and a bit clingy lately.  The other day he was laughing in my arms when I saw lots of little white buds in his mouth.  Teeth!  I thought he was just crusty and clingy because this sickness continues to refuse to leave our house.  Poor guy.  He's getting four teeth at once!  How was he not freaking out?!  At least 2 of them are molars but they might all be.  The bottom two aren't through enough to be able to tell.  I always wondered if his amber teething necklace helped.  I'm starting to think maybe it does since he was a bit more clingy and that's IT, while having multiple molars come in at once. 

On a particularly clingy day, I tried to put him in the Ergo as I had a lot to do.  I love baby carriers.  Felicity and Logan loved baby carriers.  Kian has not liked them since day one.  I've tried.....lots.  Here he is showing his detest of the Ergo. 

By the way, I absolutely LOVE the Ergo.  Kian has just always preferred Mama's arms.

I took the poor kid out of the Ergo and set him up on my sewing stool with crackers.

 He was happy to sit next to me and watch me sew for a while, but he kept patting my legs and laying his head in my lap, making it known that he was OK, but would really prefer sitting on my lap.  I couldn't tell the poor teething kid no so he eventually joined me and had a lesson in cloth wipe making.  :) 

He liked pushing the lever up and down to make my needle go into reverse.


  1. This is so Addy. Jax and I were sick last week and I just kept thinking, 'she is going to wake up and be sick' since she was so fussy and a little snotty. But she has not gotten sick yet and she still continues to cry and want to be held most of the day. I count down the minutes until nap time for a little freedom! She was killing me last week when I was sick (gotta love them!)
    We will get through this!! Love you and miss you!

  2. Sorry Addy is teething too. Poor kids. I wrote this post last week but it didn't post until now (I do that b/c I don't have a lot of time to blog so when I do, I write a few and then schedule them). :) Now it is clear that all 4 are for sure molars. Poor guy. And he has gotten MUCH more cranky. Night waking for tylenol, but then he can't get back down and throws a tantrum. So, he's not dealing as well this week, but you can't blame the poor kid. Miss you and love you too Harm!

  3. Oh Jenny...teething is so hard for the little ones. My 7 month old just got his first tooth and now it makes soooo much sense. By the way, thanks for visiting and I thought of you when I did the tutorial as you had asked about doing one. So there you go! Please link up if you are so inclined...that's what this is all about, isn't it? Wishing you a more peaceful night-time:)
    xo Jules

  4. Jules, Thank you so much for the tutorial. I made one that night! And I LOVE it. I'd love to make a whole batch right now but I think I may alter the size a bit on the next one....a tweak here and there....and my model is fast asleep....hopefully for the whole night tonight. :) Felicity loved it so much that I think I need to make her one. Brainstorming using the design like an apron. Hmmmm....
    It made me smile to know you thought of me while you did the tutorial b/c I LOVE following your blog. I'll link up after I get a pic of Kian in it. Thanks again!

  5. I believe my Rowan is just about the same age as Kian and he is getting 5 teeth right now too! He is pretty good aside from waking up lots - arg! I hope it lets up soon. And I love your pocket babies!

  6. Yes, I have thought the same thing about Rowan and Kian. In fact, I think I once read back on your blog and saw that he was an October baby....yes? So is Kian. Yes, Kian's been waking up lots too. I think I would too getting that many teeth at once. Poor babies!