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Tip of the iceberg


Or  tooth, rather.  

Soëlie's first tooth (her bottom right) broke the skin today at exactly 8.5 months. Not an early toother, she. :P

"The better to eat chocolate,"she says, "or camera lens caps."





I've been giving her ice cubes and frozen cherries (wrapped in scraps of cloth and secured with a rubber band) to ease her pains, even though frigg  says I should give her brownies instead.

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frigg
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
You forget to mention that you were giving her ice cubes WHILE you were stuffing yourself with brownies. Someone has to speak up for the poor child, and I think it should Auntie May. ;)
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Stuffing myself!!!!!!!!??????

Auntie May is a meanie!
frigg
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
The truth about the brownie has been revealed!

BWHAHAHAHAHA
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Not the whole truth since the mental image you provided everyone is erroneous. :P
frigg
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
But it is a FUN mental image, even if you did eat just one brownie. :D
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
*lol* Methinks our definitions of 'fun' doth differ.
frigg
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, by the way...Auntie May should obviously be given brownies as well. ;)
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Ah, the truth of your envy is revealed!
frigg
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Envy? Envy? I'm just looking out for the kid!
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Uh huh. The kid and I believe you...
asakiyume
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
(Great icon!)
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
hehe. Thanks.
sunflower_sky
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hallel's first tooth came through at about 8 months. Raviv still doesn't have any and he's 10 months old...

He's also still creeping (not crawling on all fours), but he's a very speedy creeper. And Hallel only started crawling on all fours after he mastered the art of climbing up to standing on furniture and cruising, which is something Raviv is definitely working on...

~D
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Julien's mom said he got his first tooth at 8 or 9 months, and I don't know for me. It varies so much from kid to kid. :P

I could be completely off, but I foresee walking in Soëlie's near future. She is not just content to pull herself up but crab-walks along the couch and bed, and she is now attempting to stand up on her own whilst in the middle of the floor with nothing within reach to pull up on.

ETA: I met a baby girl who is 10 months yesterday, and like S, she started getting her teeth at 8.5 months. Today, she already has four. :P

Edited at 2011-07-06 04:46 pm (UTC)
sunflower_sky
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Hallel got his first two within days of each other, and the second set followed soon after...

Ooh, yes, that's definitely walking in the near future! Hallel was doing that about a month before he started walking (though he progressed from climbing up on furniture to walking at a lightning fast pace, from not even really creeping at 10 months to walking at 15 months. Given his impairment, I still think it's incredible that he was walking within the normal range). What an advanced baby! ;)

~D
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
How is Hallel doing these days? No more ENT problems?
sunflower_sky
Jul. 7th, 2011 05:55 am (UTC)
Thank God, no. The ENT says one of his tubes is coming loose (as they are supposed to after about a year), so we hope his physiology has changed enough for his ears to drain and not get constant ear infections once his eardrum closes up. If not, we'll have to put the tubes in again. And we would really like to minimize the surgeries in his future... he's not scheduled for lens implantation yet, but I'm pretty sure the surgeries will be in August-September (his next appointment at the eye clinic is at the end of July).

Poor kid. They will be his 6th and 7th surgeries respectively.

~D
mnfaure
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Poor kid. They will be his 6th and 7th surgeries respectively.

Poor kid indeed! I completely understand wanting to minimize the number of surgeries! Did he have ear infections from birth or did they start later?
sunflower_sky
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
No, the ear infections started around 10 months when he started going to day care. The surgeries before that were all connected to his eyes--he was born with cataracts, and was completely blind until three months of age when he was diagnosed and his intraocular lenses were removed (surgeries #1 & #2). Since then he has been wearing very thick glasses to compensate for the lack of a lens. He also had pretty severe nystagmus (involuntary eye movement, probably from the lack of visual stimulation for so long), but that's gotten SO much better, we hardly notice it now. A month later a secondary cataract grew back in his left eye, a kind of membrane, and we had that removed (surgery #3). After that we were monitoring what seemed like very high intraocular pressure and were worried he'd have to undergo much more serious surgery to fix that, but thank God, when we drove up to Haifa to see The Expert on glaucoma in Israel, she said she thought there was no need and the increased pressure was probably just from the trauma of the surgeries. We are still treating with Cosopt, mostly just to make sure to keep his pressures down before the upcoming surgeries.

At around 9 months we started sending him to a special day care for blind and visually impaired babies and toddlers, to help him gain maximum visual and motoric function. That's when the ear infection nightmare started. He had tube surgery at about 13 months (surgery #4), and the months leading up to it were a long march of high fevers, antibiotics, emergency room runs in the middle of the night, and bottles upon bottles of Ibuprofin (Tylenol wouldn't bring down his fevers!).

After the tubes we had blissful quiet, for a few months anyway. Surgery #5 was strabismus surgery at 18 months (to realign crossed eyes), which he may possibly have to do again at some point, since his eyes aren't perfectly aligned right now either.

Still, at 25 months, he is a happy, extraordinarily sweet, sensitive, perfectly normal toddler with visual capabilities beyond anything I would have expected, and that is more than I could have asked for. (Sometimes I think either he and the eye clinic have been playing a huge joke on me, or he has some kind of superpower X-ray vision, because he functions so well even without his glasses.)

.....So you can see how parenting Raviv has been a cinch in comparison. ;)

(You probably knew most or parts of this, I just figured it was easier to lay the whole thing out.)

~D
asakiyume
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
I had one child who didn't get her first tooth until... 18 months. Seriously. We asked a dentist to be sure she actually, y'know, *had* teeth. She did.

(She's now completely toothed and studying in Japan :D)
mnfaure
Jul. 6th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Wow! I've never heard of teething taking so long. I know each child is unique, but, just, wow. O.O
kmkibble75
Jul. 7th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
This kid is going to have so many gorgeous shots of herself when she grows up...
mnfaure
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
I certainly hope so. I don't have one single baby picture of myself. :(
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