Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday Night Update

Arabis has been asleep for half and hour. Merciful deity of your choice, thank you! The poor child didn't go down until 10:30 PM last night, then awoke screaming and inconsolable two hours later.

We offered milk, we walked, we bounced, we sang, we cuddled. We tried lying on Mama's chest. We tried lying on Papa's chest. We hit the Baby Tylenol. We pulled out the frozen teething rings. All to no avail. The wailing continued for three hours. We ended up taking her downstairs. I curled up on the couch and Mojo tended to her all night long on the day bed. I think they ended up getting a few hours sleep between 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM, but it was a long, painful night.

It's the teeth. I believe the canines are coming in. All four (of course). Possibly a molar, too, but it's hard to say because she won't let me look. Mojo thankfully wrangled most of the night, as I had a long day of dress rehearsal looming.

Dress rehearsal? What's this you say? I've not mentioned this year's theatrical endeavor? No, I don't think I have. And, quite frankly, I must leave you all in suspense a little bit longer. I'm tired. I'm cranky. My feet hurt from walking around and standing on concrete all day. I am a tad headachy and tired beyond belief.

So I'll leave you with this thought:

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. "


boogiemum said...

Sounds horrible. Hope you all have a restful and peaceful sleep. I can't say I miss those days of teething.

SO I have been wondering, what IS this theatrical endeavor you have casually mentioned here and there???

Palette said...

Ewan's teeth always came in all at once- although it made for a few terrible nights once they were in that was that. Also I have read that children's whose teeth come in early, and hard are smarter.

In other, more slightly solicitous news, I have written a piece of music which involves a traditional Middle Eastern lament, which you may or may not find interesting. It is the first title on the website

Artemis Rich said...

Thanks to both of you!

Boogiemum, I'll spill the beans in a few days or so when I'm feeling a little more human.

Palette, very cool on the music! I'll definitely check it out. Especially having grown up with Middle Eastern music and having many friends who are traditional musicians. This is a whole other side of you I didn't know about!

Anonymous said...

I can so relate. We have twins and the sleep deprivation from teething was a killer.

I've heard Hyland's homeopathic teething pills are good, although I haven't tried them yet for our girls.

Good luck.

Artemis Rich said...

Thanks, Shannon! The Hylands worked great early on, but I think just aren't strong enough for cutting multiple teeth at once.

But we try whatever we can nonetheless.

Thanks for the well wishes!