Lily's teeth are coming in at a rapid pace. It started with one on the bottom left side, then the two front bottom teeth popped out a couple of days later. She has been taking it in stride, only having a few tantrums, if you could call them that, and having just a little bit of trouble at naptime. She's not that fond of chewing on teething toys, cold washcloths, or really anything at all other than my finger, and those teeth could break skin at this point. We had to find something else. After reading a lot of scary things about Baby Orajel, I decided that we'd try something a bit less disturbing. I went with Humphreys Teething Tablets. You dissolve two or three in a 1/2 tsp of water and rub it on baby's gums. I was skeptical even after reading tons of positive reviews online. I was sold after the first use. She went from squirmy and squealy to totally calm and laughing in about 30 seconds.
Once she was happy again it was time for that night's solid food meal. This week we've been trying carrots. I steamed carrots in the microwave until they were super mushy, pureed them with my stick blender, and froze them in an ice cube tray. She's in an every other day love/hate relationship with carrots. She always makes a hell of a face with every spoonful. She'll eat two cubes' worth one day, then the next day she'll only take two spoonfuls and act like carrots are The Devil. Today she refused to swallow them. She left the blob on her tongue, kept her mouth hanging open, and made gagging faces. I should have had the camera handy because we'd totally win ten grand on America's Funniest Videos.
Next up: peas. This should be interesting.