Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Growing pains

So I mentioned we have been short on sleep lately and some of it is due to Nora's teeth. I took this photo last night with the intention of blogging to my friends who are in their pre-children years, that they should be thankful for the simple gift of being able to decide when to sleep and wake up for themselves. I just can't believe I had years and years of that without understanding how great it was. But then last night, everyone slept all night, so hallelujah, I lost my steam for that post. Anyway, here is a sweet picture of Paul who has lulled Nora back to sleep again when she woke up way past her bedtime.

But related to the whole teeth thing, everybody pray for poor little Nora's fingers. If you know Nora very well, you know she pretty much always looks like this:

I think the percentage of her life where her fingers are in her mouth is higher than 50. She always sucks them. And with all this teething, she must be sucking harder, because she has developed blisters on both her middle fingertips that are bleeding now. But she still won't stop! I am trying hand sanitizer to make them taste yucky, but it just feels mean, and it doesn't actually seem to work. So today we tried this on for size:

Nora gave it about a C-. It was ok. But not the same. I am going to keep trying to convince her of how great a paci is though (at the same time I'm trying to convince Ella it's not great at all--we'll see how that goes).

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