Thursday, June 17, 2010


Could BJ be teething?  I've been wondering this for over a week now, when Stephanie over at "My New Life As Mom" posted this cute picture of her son.

Of course, BJ at 3 months is no where near this stage yet (or so I hope).  However, I think he's showing signs that his teeth are starting to come up.  Here's what he has:

  • He's ALWAYS drooling
  • Warmer than usual 
  • Has slight diarrhea
  • Slightly fussy (but heat could be the cause of this)
  • Loves to chew on a cold rag  
Could this be teething?

Well, I've always been pretty paranoid when it comes to illnesses.  Not just for BJ but for myself as well.  If I have one cough or sneeze, I will pick up the phone and call my doctor.  I hate it when I call the doctor because I don't want to inconvenience her, but I don't want something to be wrong! So I called again today... and the nurse at the doctor's office said BJ shouldn't be teething until he's 5 or 6 months.  So I let it go, thinking that I'm going nuts and being paranoid yet again.

Then, I got an email from Stephanie.  She said her son started teething at 8 weeks! So there, Nurse Lady! I'm not going crazy. Maybe BJ really is teething.

Smart and Trendy Moms


  1. It's possible! Every kiddo is different of course, so BJ just could be ahead of the curb in this respect. Keep an eye on those gums! lol Not like I had to tell you that... ;-)

  2. aw he's a cutie. I know my boys all got their first tooth around 4 months. I've heard of babies being born with teeth so...could be. Following you from Social Parade Friday blog hop:

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  4. Babies are tough! the first year for me is the worst. I don't know if he is teething but babies grow up fast so their whole body hurt at some point. He is sure cute!.
    i am a Mom too and baby hungry ! LOL
    Following your cute blog, come say hi and do the same :)

  5. Shanna - Thanks for following me back! :-)

    Habebi - Thanks! Yah I'm gonna watch them like a hawk. lol.

    Angie - Wow, 4 months? Thank you for sharing. It makes me feel better... maybe I'm not going crazy after all. haha.

    Mellisa - Thank you! I'm following you now :-)

    Le Chateau des fleurs - I love your blog! Went to say hello :-) I'm enjoying his first three months so far... but you're right. He's getting fussier. I think it's due to the teething.

  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back! I have some awesome giveaways going on right now!:)


  7. Happy Friday Blog Hop!

    Visiting from the social parade!

    Now, we are following you. Looking forward to connecting with you!

    Gigi & Mis

  8. I have to admit...I may have stalked BJ's pictures a little bit...he's just so gosh-darned cute. I love the pic of him with the remote and in his bebepod!
    Happy Friday from your newest follower.

  9. caleb got his first teeth at 4 months and i think brynna's teething he probably is! all babies are different and your mommy instincts are strong, no matter what the "general timeline" says!!

  10. He is so adorable! I have heard of some babys being born with teeth! Sounds like he is teething to me! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower as well.

  11. A mother knows when something's up. =)

  12. I have four and that sounds like teething to me. My 2nd son got his first tooth at 9wks. ALL kids are different no matter what anyone says. They all LEARN & GROW and different rates...That is the best thing I learned and really helped with the worrying
    Following from SPF

  13. Kim - I have been following your great blog for a while! :-)

    Bloggers - I loved your tips!! Can't wait to read more.

    Crayon Wranglers - aww thank you! I'm following you now too :-)

    ASKC - I appreciate you saying that b/c he's so cranky. The nurse made me think I was being paranoid.

    Kelli - Wow! Born with teeth? That's interesting! I'm kind of glad BJ wasn't like that.

    Shanda - good point... except this mother sometimes makes things up in her head. lol

    Mystee - I love giveaways! I'll be sure to enter.

    Crystal - Wow, a mother of 4? I'm going nuts with one. haha. I do hope to have more some day though. Thank you for that great advice. I appreciate the comment.

    beingaraandzidan - Thank you! I did. :-)

  14. I think my baby girl started early, but they didn't show through until about the 7th month -- then 4 came in together!

    Am now following!

  15. New follower from the social parade. My son started getting teeth and 4 months!! It wasn't fun, but it's been nice because he could eat solid foods sooner.

    Stop by some time and say hi!


  16. discoveringthemeinmommy - oh my gosh 4 at the same time??? That must've been painful for her!

    KdBuggie Boutique - 4 months seems to be a pretty common age. BJ is almost there... I bet it really is teething. Eek. HJ and I are actually looking forward to the solid food stage! Seems fun!