Post # 1
Hi Momma Bees!
MightyBaby is acting kinda weird yesterday and today. She’s being very fussy about eating (latching on then spitting out the nipple, both on bottle and breast). She’s also been pooping once a day but yesterday it was more like four or five times. Are there any Momma Bees who know if this is normal? I don’t want to take her to the pediatrician if it’s not necessary, since she won’t see her normal doctor and it’s always crazy busy on Fridays so we may be waiting for upwards of two hours to be seen without an appointment. Help?
Post # 3
I’m thinking 2 things.
1) 12 weeks is a “wonder week”. It means that your baby is learning lots of new things and while processing all of that, is being increasingly fussy. I’m sure she’s starting all kinds of crazy new vocalizations and is loving things like the “airplane” position! They are making even more saliva than they were a few weeks ago and that can unsettle the tummy and make the stool a lot more mucusy as well.
2) Teething- I thought there was no way that Ceci could be teething yet. I didn’t get any teeth until 6 months old, but when I ran my fingers over her gums on Monday, lo and behold a tooth is poking through. It’s not one of the normal teeth to come in first either. It’s a canine, and it hurts like hell I think! Thus increased fussiness.
I hope this helps. If you haven’t signed up for the Wonderweeks alerts, it might be helpful!
Post # 4
How old is your baby? I second the teething. My daughter did the same thing not wanting to eat, always fussy, pooping ALOT. I brought her to the doctor and they said she was teething… AT 8 WEEKS. Maybe try letting her chew on a wet rag. my daughter LIVED on teething tablets for a while. good luck!
Post # 5
I go with the teething also. might not seem possible, but my son was soaking three bibs in ten minutes (at times and that is NO JOKE… usually he’d need a complete change of clothes!) before 12 weeks. (what can I say? he was born chewing…)
If baby doesn’t calm down, you can always call the peds monday and talk to them. they don’t always want you to come in immediately. As long as baby is eating and is hydrated, it shouldn’t be too big a deal.
before I call the dr, I’d try some baby orajel (i THINK you can use it at that age…) or, better yet, let baby suck on a frozen clean washcloth. (it worked wonders for my son). if that solves the problem, then you’ll know your wee one is cutting teeth.
good luck! cranky and unhappy babies are no fun at all! (mine are 8 and 4 now, lol)
Post # 6
I remember my SIL having her first one do something like this for almost a week. She took her in and nothing was wrong. They just said when she gets hungry she’ll eat. Good luck
Post # 7
Aw, poor MB! And MightyGroom at home all alone to deal with her! I will check her to see if she’s teething when I get home. I thought that could be it, but every website I’ve looked at says 6 months! Maybe babies are just faster nowadays??
@Mrs. DG: I thought about it being a Wonder Week, and you’re right, she is vocalizing much more! But the teething explanation fits to a “T” especially about the stool having more mucus!
Thanks for the help ladies!!
Post # 8
In the infant room at the preschool I work in we expect to see teething signs starting between 4 and 6 months on a average so it is possible that she’s an early bloomer.
Post # 9
I got home and checked her gums, but I don’t see any teeth poking through. And she’s really NOT interested in putting anything cold in her mouth at all, so if it is teething she’s outta luck. 🙁
Hopefully she’ll be over it in a week. I really miss my sleep, LOL.
Post # 10
@MightySapphire: awwww, poor baby. my son was like that at first. is she drooling a lot? that was the dead giveaway with my two kids. they drooled and drooled and drooled. my son especially. he began teething really early and it took FOREVER for his first tooth to poke through.
hope she gets over whatever it is soon or decides to start chewing on everything in sight!
Post # 11
The teething, like others have said, increases saliva which equals more poop. My second son also teethed way early and shocked me. My firstborn didn’t get a single tooth until he was 10 months old (!!) so I never expected my second to start around 3 months!
Sometimes a simple massage of the gums with your fingers can help, even if it’s not with something cold.
These boards make me miss those baby days. Yes, even the teething and sleepless nights are missed. My “babies” are 7, 12, and 18!
Post # 12
awwe my only thought was also teething. I’m sorry and I hope your little one feels better soon 🙂 Keep us posted
Post # 13
@MightySapphire: Their teeth dont have to be poking trough in order for them to be teething. My daughter started teething at 8 weeks and didnt cut a tooth till she was 5 months. Yes, 3 months! As i said earlier, i would recommend you putting teething tablets or orajel and if she chills out then theres your answer! I hope the little one is feeling better and your getting sleep!
Post # 14
Aw poor baby!
I am so glad you wrote up this post Mighty because I am starting to see our daughter drool a lot more than she has. My first thought is that she may be starting to teeth as well. Not exactly what I wanted just yet since it has only been a week or two where she has been more content and having less gas issues.
Keep us posted.