I can't believe I'm writing this because it seems impossible for it to be true, but get this: Henry has two teeth breaking on through to the other side! He's not even three months old! He's been working so hard at grabbing things and aiming them towards his mouth, and he's really been chewing on his fingers (and ours) a lot the past few days. Both John and I thought we might've felt something sharp in his mouth over the weekend, and today I confirmed our suspicions. I took a peek at his lower gumline, and lo and behold, his two front center teeth have started to emerge!
So, no wonder he's been having trouble sleeping and has been more enthusiastic about getting things into his mouth. Teething in addition to a growth spurt has gotta throw a little guy for quite a loop. Once I discovered the teeth, I gave him some Baby T (Tylenol) before his nap, and it seemed to work--he actually slept for about an hour and a half, by far the longest nap he's had in several days.
[For those playing along at home, note that Henry has beaten Finn to the tooth-punch by a full month. Of course, I'm acutely aware of how ridiculous it is to suggest that this is a contest of any sort, or that the timing of these developments means anything. On the other hand, well played, Goonie. 🙂 --J.]