I just spent some time researching teething and babies and sleep. I’ve been doing a lot of that recently – every time something is happening with the baby and I don’t know the next move, it’s Google to the rescue.
How do I know she’s teething even though I haven’t seen any teeth? Drool, and lots of it. She gnaws on anything she can reach and hold on to. She’s fussy, especially after 5pm. Research said it could take months for the tooth to emerge… 😣
Coralee was so sleepy after nursing but fussy while laying down, so she ended up taking a little snooze leaning on mom.
I have been calling her Corals because I feel it easily slips from my heart to her little ears! Her dad hears my affectionate nickname and responds with Corals Junes, since her middle name is June. It has been an ongoing joke here for about a week… we will see if it sticks.
We are in the middle of summer break and I am soaking up every moment I get to spend with her. When school starts its daycare for her and work for me.
What I enjoy most is watching her little personality emerge. She smiles all the time and even giggles with tickles. I love bathing her and dressing her every morning. She gives me the most loving smile while staring deep into my eyes when I wipe her face with a washcloth. These moments make my heart throb and force me to inhale deeply with gratitude.
Our little Coralee is a wonderful blessing and a beautiful joy! I love her with my whole heart and still have love to give. Now I know what my mom meant when she said, “You’ll feel how much I love you when you have your own daughter someday.” Wow Mom, that’s a lot of love.