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We’ve had what is officially the worst night of Ameli’s life. In fact, we’re still in the middle of it.

In just an hour my lovely daughter will be two months old, so I think this being my first sleepless night is pretty good going, really.

So what’s going on?

I believe she’s started teething. Not even two months yet, and she’s ready to grow in to the next stage of life with no regard to my previous comments about not being ready for all this growing yet!

Over the last few days, Ameli has started drooling so much I’ve actually had to employ the services of bibs, and have to keep changing them.  I didn’t think much of it at first, until I started to notice her hand residing almost permanently in her mouth!

In the two months since her birth, we’ve had about 7 nappy explosions, 4 of which have been in the last two days, she’s drinking really little, popping on and off the breast and sleeping loads and she is just generally not her happy self.

I was given a teething dummy before she was born, and I tried that, but unfortunately it is too big for her mouth, in addition to which she doesn’t use a dummy (pacifier) normally, so I don’t think she likes having plastic in her mouth.

A friend gave me some Teetha granules today (6c Chamomilia) which we tried, and I’ve also rubbed some Bach Night Time Rescue Remedy on her gums.  Hopefully that will help her settle in to a more rested sleep.

We have a pram we never use as we carry her in a sling, and we don’t generally rock her to sleep, but right now I have her in the pram and am rocking her with my feet. She’s still restless, but at least she’s stopped crying.  I can totally understand why people reach for Calpol in these situations.

I am of the firm belief that forgetting is the brain’s way of protecting us from these childhood traumas.

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