Mister A popped his first two bottom toofers without much drama. A minor sleep disturbance, but nothing we (and Dr. Ferber) couldn't handle. His first top tooth upped the ante a bit, caused a little extra crankiness, but not the all out misery other moms had bemoaned. (Lucky me, I thought.) But now, I get what they were all worked up over. His second top tooth came through last week, and just as I let out a big "phewwww" of relief, another started to follow. *&^%$#@! Fussy doesn't do this boy justice. Motrin, Tylenol, Hyland's teething tablets, we're forcing it all into his sore little mouth while he screams bloody murder and/or clamps his jaw with impressive resistance. But still, we wake at 2am to desperate screams, find him in his crib with tears rolling down his face and making the most heartbreaking little shudders of pain. We endure meltdowns during each and every mealtime. And diaper change. And face wipe. We've all but given up on car trips taking longer than five minutes until we hit a nice teething plateau and get our happy kid back for a bit. Poor, poor bug.
We did manage to get some work done around the house yesterday between baby placating. Now that we're staying, I have this renewed sense of giddiness for all things decor related. I actually got super excited about strolling the aisles at Home Depot on Saturday. I know. Weird. Project One: laundry room. Before, it was a builder beige box (albeit with a nice bright window) where laundering happened. Which is fine, since it's for, you know, doing laundry. Not like we entertain company in there (usually). But since it's also the first stop when we come in the door from the garage, the place where diaper bags and car keys rest and shoes are removed, I wanted it to have a little bit of style, a little more "hey, welcome home".
Okay, it's hard to photograph a laundry room and do it any justice. But I love, love, love the paint color so much that I had to share. (Manhattan Mist by Behr, if you're in the market for a soothing shade of blue/gray.) So, yay for new spaces. Next we're on to our master bathroom.