We've been debating taking away Madeline's pacifier since her first birthday. She only takes it at night and during naps, but I figured it would be easier to fight the battle now rather than when she's older. I wanted to wait until after her next round of teeth came in, but after 3 months of no teeth, we decided to take the pacifier away Sunday night. I did a quick mouth inspection...no impending teeth. Sunday night and Monday, she would cry 30-45 minutes before falling asleep and would wake up some at night. She was so upset Monday afternoon than she skipped her nap. The fussiness improved on Tuesday/Wednesday, but we could tell she was still upset about it.
Fast forward to yesterday (Thursday). We are playing and start tickling her, and while laughing she opens up her mouth really wide. I thought I saw evidence of a pretzel she ate earlier so I stick my finger in her mouth to get it out. Only it doesn't come out and it's sharp. Oh yes...the child sprung TWO molars in a matter of 4 days! Completely surfaced. Talk about perfect timing. Ugh. God must be seriously laughing at me right about now!
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