Monday, August 30, 2010

First day of class, first boat ride, first tooth Oh my!

So many new firsts for Kailyn the past few weeks!  First boat ride, first day of class and the biggest first...........a very first little tooth!!!!!!!!!!

Last week was Kailyn's first day of class.  This is the one I mentioned awhile back that is @ Nova Southeastern and the class is called Learn Together Play Together.  The group she is with is ages 6 weeks to 3 months.  The next class starts at 4 months old to 8 months.  They have this class available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Well the class was SOOOOO full they have now opened one on Tuesday and were asking us if anyone could switch to that class.  Unfortunately we can't because Wednesday is the only day I have off besides the weekend.  There was close to 30 Moms and babies at class last week!! I'm not even exaggerating!  That is way too many.  I can't even imagine what the Saturday class looks like.  So we will see when we go to class again this week if it is any less crowded.  Aside from that we had such a GREAT time!  Kailyn was loving all the babies!! She didn't even want to play with any of the toys during free time.  She just wanted to stare at what the other babies were doing.  She was so happy the whole class. (it's from 2:45-4pm)  Just staring around at everyone.  My nosey little girl, gotta love her! Everyone introduced themselves, their baby and how old baby is.  Then we sang a few songs together and then had some time to play with all the different toys, ect..  Can't wait for class again this week!

Kailyn also went for her first boat ride 2 weeks ago. (pics in her album)  We just recently bought a boat from my husband's grandfather.  He has not been able to use it for many years and it has just been sitting there.  So Chris offered to buy it from him.  We both grew up on boats when we were younger and really wanted Kailyn to have that opportunity! Not to mention we both couldn't wait to take it out!  So we cashed a few bonds my Mom still had in the bank that were mine.  Got a tune up for the boat and took it out for a spin!  Unfortunately I think Kailyn was still to young for the boat.  Also it was just too damn hot out!!  Poor thing even got a little heat rash.  So she will be staying with Nana when we take the boat out again Labor Day weekend.  I think in another month the weather will be perfect and she will also be ready for another boat ride.  (Btw we DID NOT take her out in the ocean people!! lol  Just cruised down the inter coastal.)
And for the biggest first this month, Kailyn is now the proud owner of her first tooth!!!!!  And another neighbor tooth looks like it is ready to break through any minute. (it's the two middle bottom teeth) My little girl is just growing up too fast! But it does run in the family.  Her cousins both broke their first tooth before they even turned 3 months old!  My poor little nephew Cody couldn't even hold the teething rings yet being that young.  Luckily Kailyn has become more skilled at holding things over the past few weeks so she does pretty good with the teethers.  And of course she just loves her new Sophie I ordered her! (it's a teething doll
For the past month Kailyn has been drooling like crazy! I am talking about soaking up 3 or more bibs a day kinda drooling!  We even said something to the pediatrician @ her 3 month check up about her possibly teething and he kind of tossed it off as some babies just drool a lot.  He said she could be starting to teeth but that normally a first tooth will not come out until anywhere between 4 and 6 months.  Sometimes even later.  I then told him how my nephew just broke his first tooth at 2 1/2 months old and he looked at me like I was just confused! lol  He will be surprised when he look in Kailyn's mouth next week and finds not one, but two shiny new teeth! (i'm thinking the 2nd one might have broke through by then)  On top of the drooling, the past week or two Kailyn has been putting ANYTHING she can get her hands on in her mouth.  Biting on things and making grunting noises.  I thought I was just a new Mom jumping the gun thinking she might just really be teething.  And then the past few days she had become really fussy.  Wasn't even going down for bed easy all of a sudden.   Again I just dismissed this as just some new cranky behavior.  After all everyone tells you babies usually don't get teeth before 4 months.  Well yesterday I was @ my Moms because I just had to get Kailyn out of the house.  She was in such a mood and when she gets bored it is worse.  While I was over there my Mom asks if I have checked for a tooth.  I said not really.  She goes and grabs a spoon (gotta love Moms being old school!) and a tiny flash light.  Puts the spoon in her mouth and then her finger and says, Nicole she has a tooth!!!!!  I didn't even believe her at first!  But sure enough she shined the light and there it was, just breaking the skin.  And you could see another ready to break through.  I immediately felt horrible for thinking my little girl was just being a brat for nothing!  So Moms here is a word of advice, sometimes you just got to believe in Mothers intuition.  No matter what others tell you.  Because yes, my baby girl is the proud owner of one tooth (and another any day) at the age of 3 months. Now I just pray she doesn't start biting while I'm still BF'ing her! Yikes! 

Next Wednesday is Kailyn's 4 month check up so I will update everyone then.  Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!

**Check out Kailyn's 3 month album to the left to see many new pics!**


  1. My friend Jenn's (new mom of twins)little boy is also teething and he is only 2.5 months old. My brothers new baby also just broke her first tooth this month and she is 3 months. Looks like it's more common than we think. Also, I clicked your link to see what Sophie was and had to laugh. Someone gave that to me when Addy was born and I had no idea it was for teething!

  2. Oh my goodness! Lots going on in her little world! And it all sounds so fun! The class sounds neat and the boat-- so cool. I have very fond memories from childhood going out on the boat with my dad and sister... :)
    Fun times!!!

  3. I LOVE THE SOPHIE! I am so glad she has one! It is seriously BABY CRACK! lol! I am impressed with all of her firsts! Congrats! :)