Tapirs rock!

Princess A had a bad day yesterday and didn’t get much sleep so there will be no outfit of the day today. Our apologies!

Her last 4 teeth are being difficult and taking FOREVER to come in. She was in pain all day. The worst part is they are in the middle of her gums and hard to get to with a teething toy. Princess A uses her fingers to get to them. They work but then her fingers hurt.

Now Princess A has loved Tapirs for awhile but she has really bonded with the above Tapir this week. I bought her a Tapir for her on Amazon a while back because I thought it was cute that she loved such a random animal. She kissed the Tapir when I gave it to her. My cousin babysits for us and last week I came home and she was feeding pees to her Tapir. Well, this week she has been using her toy Tapir’s snout to teeth on. The hook shape of the snout enables it to get to her new teeth and the snout is the perfect size. It fits perfectly between the teeth she already has.

Princess A has been napping with her tapir and yesterday we took the tapir to the petting zoo. Whatever works! Princess A usually falls asleep very easily but last night she wouldn’t stop crying. I gave her baby advil but she still couldn’t fall asleep. I went in again and asked her if she wanted water. Nope. I asked her if she was cold. Nope. I asked her if she was hungry and she screamed “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” I love that I can communicate with my daughter now. It makes things much easier! Princess A had been feeling cruddy the whole day and hadn’t eaten much. This usually happens when she gets new teeth but I guess after the baby Advil kicked in her gums felt better but she was hungry.

I took her out of her crib and she brought the Tapir with her. I said do you want yogurt and she screamed, “yeah, yeah, YEAH!” I was so proud of myself for guessing right the first time! She ate 2 1/2 cups of yogurt. Every once and a while she would give some yogurt to her Tapir or Freckles. Then half way through her third cup of yogurt she handed Freckles the yogurt cup said “Bye” and then she said, “Night, Night”. I did as she said and took her to her crib and she went right to sleep!!!

I hate it when my daughter doesn’t feel well but yesterday I was amazed by how well she was able to communicate her needs to me. It made me very proud and the fact that she had a crummy day a little better.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tapirs for being awesome and announce that we have named Princess A’s Tapir Gwendolyn.

Also, I would like to say to my daughter’s incoming teeth get the hell out of Princess A’s gums and STOP CAUSING HER PAIN!

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon Sutherland

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6 Responses to “GOD BLESS TAPIRS!”

  1. Mandy September 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM #

    Those “canine” teeth can be a real bitch… at least I’m assuming those are the teeth you are waiting for. Lily suffered for a month trying to get those teeth in. We found amber necklaces and chewing on a toothbrush worked best. Make sure you have some wine for you and her 🙂

    • Shannon September 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM #

      Yep, it’s the canines. her other teeth were bad but it was all over in a couple of days. These teeth have been bugging her since JULY. We took her to the dog thinking she had an ear infection but we were told it was just teething. She used to like chewing on her tooth brush now just her tapir lol

  2. charlene lassiter September 6, 2012 at 10:07 AM #

    I’m so sorry she’s having trouble with her teething! You kids had lots of ear infections but no problems with teething. Hang in there Amelia!

  3. Melissa September 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM #

    Poor thing! I’m glad she had Gwendolyn to make things a little better.

    I wish I had words of wisdom, but these are the hardest teeth to cut for them. Lots of hugs and patience and cold foods like Popsicles or the Edy’s Frozen Fruit pops could help some I suppose, but only if she likes them. The grape Edy’s is very tasty, but I know she’s not a big juice drinker so she may not like them.

    • Shannon September 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM #

      Yeah she hates juice but I froze some watermelon and she was into that.

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