Teething is fun times!

Lyra cut her first tooth (that’s the right terminology, isn’t it?) just over a week ago. She was fine with it – had a couple of episodes of crankyness, and drooled like a Saint Bernard, but she was mostly fine. Today I think she had another teething cranky fit. This morning her cheek went all red, and this afternoon she got very, very cranky and was stuffing everything she could get her hands on (fingers included) into her mouth. Tonight she was voracious with the chewing on of her teething toys. I think she may have another tooth coming in already, but I’m not sure if it really happens that quickly.

We were planning on going snowshoeing tomorrow morning up on Cypress, but now there’s a snowfall warning for tonight into tomorrow. With Lyra teething like she is, I think she and I will sit this one out. Adam and Jordy can go out if they are so inclined, but us girls will stay in and bake cookies.

There was to be a cookie exchange today, but various people were forced to drop out due to illness, so instead Adam, Maryn, Robert, Lyra and I went for a walk on the West Van seawall with Delany’s coffees. It was fun, but there were no cookies made. This puts me behind in my cookie-making plans. I went and bought a new cookie sheet, even, but have since realized that it’s too big for my little oven. This is disappointing in so many ways.

I’ve had a low-level cold for the past month, it feels like. It’s just a running nose and the occasional sneeze… enough to be annoying without actually becoming a cold.

Adam lost his wedding ring today. We might still find it – he was putting Christmas lights out on our balcony and it fell off his finger into the snow either on the balcony or on the ground below. When it melts, perhaps we’ll find it. It was a bit too big and couldn’t be resized because it was titanium, so really it was only a matter of time before he lost it. I’ll have to figure out what I want to do for replacing it… definitely not something to worry about right now. I haven’t even started Christmas shopping, really, so this week is going to be fun!

I think Lyra’s starting to show some vague interest in solid food lately. She’s certainly been watching me eat more closely. I let her taste a bit of banana this week – she seemed to like it. Soon enough I suppose she’ll start supplementing the breast milk with new and interesting flavours and textures. I look forward to it and I feel strange about it all at the same time. I still hope to breastfeed her for as long as we’re both interested in it and happy doing so, though, so it’s not like things are over in that sense.

Tonight she is waking up often and needing a lot of calming. The teeth must be bugging her.