Yes, it is confirmed. Rachel is teething. We have been suspicious for awhile but when it was confirmed by the white glint on her top gums, we felt like we had been kicked in the gut. Why does she need to go through this too? Her mouth is so little - it is really tough to imagine teeth coming through those little gums. I have given her a bit of tylonol (watered down so she doesn't choke on it) but she's still not swallowing it well so I put a dab on her soother once in awhile. Our other two kids teethed really hard so we are hoping that Rachel can be spared from the same. She is doing very well with her bm's though. (thanks for the teething advice)
We have been so spoiled lately because we have had respite/nursing care for the last two weeks. But last night we were back on duty and only had a few hours of sleep again. Our respite worker got very sick and had to cancel. I really hope she is doing ok.
We spent most of the weekend with our company from Manitoba. My Dad and sister came out for a few days to visit, and to take my mom home to MB with them. My parents took the kids to a Fall festival party at Ethan's playschool and had a blast. We had a good time being together as a family. Rachel gave lots of her winning smiles. We also had some other very special company! Three of Dave's very good friends from Manitoba came out as well - two friends from his wedding party and the friend that married us! (We didn't host everyone in the house - thank-you to those of you that opened your homes!!) This was an incredible gift. Thank-you for supporting Dave (and us) in coming out. They went out for brunch one morning and out to the mountains the next day.