Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Losing My Mind

Teething is a giant pain in the arse. Seriously, I feel like Ada Louise has been teething since she has been 3 months old. She is teething, for realz, right now and it is a struggle. She whines most of the day and is alternately completely clingy and entirely independent. I don't know what she wants or needs from one minute to the next. She wakes up screaming in the middle of the night...and every hour after that. She refuses to take naps and throws all her toys in her crib halfway across her room. For a few days, she had poopy diaper explosions at least 5 times a day...and by poopy explosion, I mean poopy atomic bombs. Poop everywhere, covering everything in her crib. Nice. Have you seen the "Parks and Recreation" episode where Rob Lowe has the flu and looks at himself in the mirror and says "Stop pooping"?....I felt this way for Ada Louise. Ridiculously funny when Rob Lowe says it...not so much when Ada is doing it. Derek and I have tried everything...Tylenol, Triaminic, Advil, homeopathic teething gel, every teething apparatus that can be frozen...none of it worked. So, it is suffice to say that I was a bit skeptical when some Omaha mommies recommended Baltic Amber beaded necklaces to soothe teething pain. I immediately drove to Baby Junk to purchase not only the necklace, but the anklet, as well. This random jewelry seems to be easing Ada Louise's tooth pain so much so, that right after I put it on her she took an hour and a half nap in the car. That is unheard of in this house at this point. Thank you, you little miracle beads.


  1. We were totally shocked that the necklace worked for our son too! That, and lots of snuggle time/screaming in arms time :) I know it's not necessarily been tested in randomized/controlled situations and therefore not considered "medically sound"--but heck, if it works!! I posted about it here on our blog:http://wp.me/p1klcd-4C

  2. so glad you found something that helped little ada lou! no one likes seeing a sad baby :(

  3. My friend also swears by them! I haven't tried them, but i'm afraid Charlie would either play with them till they break, or immediately take them off...

    Anyway, I'd probably "stop pooping" if Rob Lowe told me to...

  4. I have several friends who have used those as well.
    Also, I have actually uttered that phrase to my 2 year old son who won't poop for days, then poops and poops and poops for an even longer period, several times a day..."Stop POOPING"...and by uttering, I mean yelling in an angry rage ;)