Alden has been really fussy lately, especially at night (fussy is an understatement -- he wakes up screaming and it's hard to console him... even feeding him hasn't always worked). And the drool. Ohhh... the drool. Every day, he goes through multiple onesies. A friend of mine told me about teething bibs -- which have been great at saving us multiple outfit changes throughout the day. He's also been gnawing away at his hands, my hands, his toys, blankets -- anything to relieve the pain. So, teething. Obviously, he's been teething. He hasn't spiked a fever the way Kai did with every. single. tooth. So, that's good. But, I don't remember Kailey being quite so upset and drooly. Trade-offs, I suppose.
But, all the pain seems to have paid off. I was examining Alden's gums today and noticed a bit of white peeking through his most swollen area on his lower gum. And so I felt it and - yup! - it's his first tooth, just starting to poke through. His top gum and the area right next to where the new tooth has appeared are also really swollen... so, I don't think the fussy nights or the drool are behind us yet. But, he's got a tooth!
Once it pokes through a bit more, I'll get a picture.