That's My Boy
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I call the little one Bitey.

Hey there, Baby Ike! What are you looking so self-satisfied about this morning?

Teefs

WHAT THE.

BACK THE HELL UP.

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At Ike's four-month visit last week (13 pounds, 13 ounces; 25th percentile for weight, 90th for height, just like I always grow 'em), the doctor took a peek into his mouth and I mentioned we were starting to see some drool and chomping. She said yeah, the teeth are juuuust starting to move up into the gums at this age but wouldn't cut through for awhile, and I bit my tongue for the 75th time to refrain from reminding her that YES I HAVE THREE CHILDREN. This ain't mah first rodeo, lady. I know that four-month-olds don't get teeth

At the bus stop yesterday, one of my neighbors looked at Ike and gasped, "A tooth! I see a tooth!" And I was like, uh, no. Not yet. She insisted she saw something white in his mouth and I told her it was probably a speck of cheesed-up milk. Because four-month-olds don't get teeth

Noah and Ezra both cut their first teeth on the early-ish side -- around five months, probably closer to six. I figured Ike would teethe around the same time, because YES I HAVE THREE CHILDREN, but yet still haven't learned that they are not simply three interchangeable versions of the same basic child. 

Basically, point is, Ike woke up this morning with two (2!) (MOTHERFUCKING TWO!) nubby little teeth. 19 weeks old. And TEETH, plural.

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The kid hasn't even had as much as one measly tablespoon of rice cereal yet. Perhaps we'll just skip it and go straight to filet mignon. 

Comments

Ann

The title alone made me cry laugh, and it only got better from there. Uhm, congrats on the new teeth (omg plural!) ?

Beth

Does your 4 month old also have BROWN EYES? How does that happen?? My very very dark brown-eyed kid had blue, then grey eyes for almost 18 months.

Caitlyn

my husband's first tooth apparently came in at 16 months, which must have had everyone concerned for a while. teeth are weird.

Alison

Not to be difficult, but I can't see teeth in that picture. Wanna post another? :)

Caitlyn

my husband's first tooth apparently came in at 16 months, which must have had everyone concerned for a while. teeth are weird.

Mazel Tov, Ike!

Alison

Not to be difficult, but I can't see teeth in that picture. Wanna post another? :)

Caitlyn

my husband's first tooth apparently came in at 16 months, which must have had everyone concerned for a while. teeth are weird.

Mazel Tov, Ike!

Kate

My little sister got her first tooth at 3 months. This was quite a shock to my mom because I didn't get my first tooth until I was about 8 months old.

Patty

I'm laughing, LAUGHING! My son had his first 2 teeth at 11 and 12 weeks, respectively. The pediatrician thought I was nuts when I said I thought he was teething at his 2 month check-up. At not quite 5, he has now been visited by the tooth fairy 6 times, and has 4 permanent teeth already in various stages of growth. It happens.

Patty

I'm laughing, LAUGHING! My son had his first 2 teeth at 11 and 12 weeks, respectively. The pediatrician thought I was nuts when I said I thought he was teething at his 2 month check-up. At not quite 5, he has now been visited by the tooth fairy 6 times, and has 4 permanent teeth already in various stages of growth. It happens.

Goddess in Progress

Honestly, is it a third-child thing? My older two got teeth at a more normal, respectable age. Something like six and eight months.

This third child o' mine? SEVEN TEETH AT SEVEN MONTHS. The first was like Ike's, right at about 4 months.

And just for some delicious irony, my 7-month-old with a mouth full of teeth? Doesn't eat. Anything. At all. She gets all of her nutrition via g-tube and has a major oral aversion and probably several years of feeding therapy ahead of us. BUT, OH GOOD, SHE'S GOT TEETH.

For the love, these kids... never a dull moment, even when you think you have some clue what you're doing.

heather

Yup... my son got his first two teeth at three months. He is now a year and 1 week and is working on his final two teeth before 2 year molars. By 4 months his teeth count pretty much always matched his age.

tehamy

My older son cut his first tooth at exactly 5 months. In an attempt to out do his older brother, Xander cut his first tooth 9 or 10 days before he turned 5 months. My kids get their teeth on the early side too.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Lisa

He looks so adorably proud of himself.

Zoë

Yeah, it's a third child thing. I dunno why I was so surprised when #3 had her first tooth at 5 months, and had 8 by 10 months (#2 was 11 months, #1 was 6-7 months) because I cut two teeth when I was 3 hours old. That's right, 3 HOURS!!! Got the pics to prove it too. And yes, I'm a third child too.

erin

yep, my daughter got her first tooth around 3.5 months! i remember at her 2 month check up i said something to the effect that i thought she might be teething but the ped was like, "no, not possible..." well, 1.5 months later, a tooth and it seemed like a tooth every 6ish weeks after! i thought, oh well she will be done will teething early than. um, not so much. the teething went on and on til 26ish months. pure hell. i later read that teething is more hereditary and i later found out i teethed on the early side. good luck!

Brandy K

My oldest got teeth at THREE months. Numero dos, at 4 months. Shit just got REAL.

Brandy K

My oldest got teeth at THREE months. Numero dos, at 4 months. Shit just got REAL.

Mrs. Commoner

I was born with teeth. My 8yo didn't get his first tooth until he was 13 months old. Yep, teeth are weird.

Mrs. Commoner

I was born with teeth. My 8yo didn't get his first tooth until he was 13 months old. Yep, teeth are weird.

Em

That is so funny, because my 4-month-old, who was born a few days after Ike, also cut a tooth this week. I didn't know it was early until her doctor told me at her 4-month check-up. Maybe that explains her sudden fascination with everything I am eating.

Mrs. Commoner

I was born with teeth. My 8yo didn't get his first tooth until he was 13 months old. Yep, teeth are weird.

Laura

My daughter, born July 4, is a whopping 14lbs, 10oz and I am pretty sure the drool means teeth are coming. She was 9lbs 5oz at birth and I am convinced I birthed a one month old. So adjusting for that, she's doing all the things a 4 month old might do-getting ear infections and teeth, but of course sleeping like a newborn. Awesomeness.

Wendi

My first daughter had 4 teeth at 4 months. And 5 at 5, and so on and so forth until 16 mos and 16 teeth, and then she stopped until her 2 year molars! I can sympathize.

Stacia

lol it's so funny to read the same things i'm going through with my son (i think he's a week younger than Ike). EZ is all drools too and I'm just waiting for it...

Stacia

lol it's so funny to read the same things i'm going through with my son (i think he's a week younger than Ike). EZ is all drools too and I'm just waiting for it...

pdxhadey

I had an early teether too. My youngest got her first teeth at 3 months, which was, uh, shocking. (And PAINFUL.) She also crawled at 5 months and walked at 11 months. I thinks he was just trying to keep up with her big sister.

The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful

He does have that ladies-man-about-town attitude. I already feel sorry for the girls who will melt under that toothsome smile.

Victoriajane

Am v jealous. My five month old has been sporting red cheeks, SERIOUS dribbles and EVEN MORE SERIOUS grouchiness for three weeks now and not a speck of a tooth in sight.

Jessica

My son got teeth at 3.5 months. Then pretty much a tooth a month until he had them all in. He's always gotten his molars a month or two before the expected "date" and I didn't even know he had all his 2 year molars in he turned two.

angatwork

Ha! Second picture = baby beefcake.


"Would you care to snorgle my TUMMIES?!"

Suzanne

With my first, I was sure he was getting teeth at around 2-1/2 months. But my mil laughed at me, silly first-time mom. Until a week later when 2 teeth popped thru. Hmm, what do you know?
Make sure you start brushing Ike's little teeth now. I don't know if it's related, but my early teethers also got early cavities. :(

Suzanne

Laugh time: I brought my firstborn for his TWO month checkup, commented on the drool situation and the doctor laughed at me. (He may be my first, but lady, I've got lots of nieces and nephews)

We showed up at the four month appointment with four teeth and another one just under the surface. Hubby's side has this weird phenomenon of getting three sets of teeth!

Meanwhile, number two was closer to Ike's schedule. They definitely are not interchangeable, LOL!

Now you have an explanation for him being Mr. Bitey, though.

Sara R.

Oh my. I hope he's a good (i.e. not screamy) teether! He seems like an even-tempered young gentleman, so maybe you'll be lucky. My youngest's first tooth popped through at 12 weeks and we saw (and heard about) a new one every 6 weeks or so after that. I wanted to smack all the moms who would bemoan their babies' lack of teeth.

Sara R.

Oh my. I hope he's a good (i.e. not screamy) teether! He seems like an even-tempered young gentleman, so maybe you'll be lucky. My youngest's first tooth popped through at 12 weeks and we saw (and heard about) a new one every 6 weeks or so after that. I wanted to smack all the moms who would bemoan their babies' lack of teeth.

Kimberly

Amy...my son got his first two teeth at 4 months, so it IS possible. And even crazier, my daughter was BORN with the two teeth ready to poke through on the bottom. Talk. About. Painful. Breastfeeding. OMG. My #3 is due in about 9 weeks, and I swear, if this kid comes out with teeth, I will stab somebody in the eyes with a pitchfork!

Jessica

Why eat filet mignon when you can chew on some boob?

aimee @ smilingmama

After I had my first baby, my mom told me about a gazillion times that I cut my first tooth at 3 mos! Our family dentist (also a family friend) even remembered it 30+ years later and asked me if my kids got their first teeth as early as I did.

Karen

My oldest cut his first two teeth, just like Ike, a week shy of four months old. And he got two teeth at a time rapidfire, until he was one year old and got his TWO YEAR MOLARS. Overachiever.

When my secondborn went in for his eight month well baby checkup, the pediatrician asked if I had any concerns. I said, "Well, he hasn't cut any teeth yet, and I'm kind of worried about that." She looked at me like I was a moron and said, very slowly, "Well...that's normal for most babies, some don't get teeth until they're 12 months old."

Duh, self.

Wendy

Yay Ike! But poor mom and the feeding apparatuses.

(p.s. I thought it would be apparati, but checked and it is not. But it still looks weird doesn't it?)

Arnebya

I agree with Patty. Third child syndrome. Everything is on fast fwd. Zaid had his first tooth at 4 mos and all the rest by 1.

Arnebya

I agree with Patty. Third child syndrome. Everything is on fast fwd. Zaid had his first tooth at 4 mos and all the rest by 1.

AJ

My son cut his first tooth a 9 weeks old. Weirdest thing ever.

mark @ yelling near you

Two teeth?! Get out some corn on the cob and turn him loose!

Joy

Love the Simpson's nod!
Monorail Monorail Monorail!!!
*Jazz Hands*

Hillary M

My daughter cut her first two teeth at 4 months too. I freaked out when I felt it! I couldn't figure out how she had gotten broken glass in her mouth - she couldn't even move. My over-reacting continues I'm afraid....

kara

My 5.5 year old got her first tooth after she turned a year old. . .yes, over twelve months. It made her pretty slow on the eating of people food, cuz you know, it's hard to eat anything other than mush when you have NO teeth. But other than that, it made me super happy, because it meant that we made it through our whole breast feeding experience without me ever being bitten by razor sharp little baby teeth. Win! My almost 3 year old got her first tooth around 10 months, so it would have been a similar story. . .except I went all hippy and nursed her until she was 22 months old. So I did have time to get bitten a couple of times, but honestly only a couple. . .because amazingly, it seemed that by the time she got teeth at 10 months, she was already developing some specks of human empathy, and when I said ouch the first time she bit me (and I really only said ouch, it wasn't like I smacked her or yelled or anything), she seemed to remember not to bite me after that. Seriously, I would feel her start to clamp down, and then she'd ease off and not actually bite me. I thought it was pretty amazing, anyway. The point is: I'm sorry for your boobs that he's getting teeth so early!

Jody

On the flip side, my oldest didn't cut his first tooth til 14.5 months. He ate an in-n-out cheeseburger before he had even one tooth!

Judy

My three all had teeth at 4 months. But I didn't give them hamburgers until 5 months.

beth

If you're skipping the rice cereal, check out baby-lead weaning.

Liz

Random note: My son is 19 weeks and 2 days old and was also 13 lbs 13 ozs at his 4 month check up. No teeth yet, lots of drool though!

Jocelyn

I am laughing out loud right now! My son had 4 teeth at 3 months and had all of them (including his 1 year molars) at 10 months!! He's now 22 months and is cutting his last 2 year molar. I guess Ike just wants to be a big kid like his brothers!

erin

i wuv the last picture. wook at his wittle belly!!!

Christina

BUT they look like three interchangeable versions of the same basic child.

Rachel

I do not see teeth there. But so cute. Also, my first tooth apparently didn't show up until the night before my first birthday, so what do I know?

kimtoo

And my 21mo s working on her 7th tooth. Didn't get her first until 13mo, stuck with the bottom two for three months, and has broken out 5, 6, and 7 in the last 3 weeks. We did BLW, though, and she happily scarfed down steak and chicken and corn on the cob before her first birthday. My husband would say, steak? How can she eat steak without any teeth? And I'd say, watch her.

kimtoo

And my 21mo s working on her 7th tooth. Didn't get her first until 13mo, stuck with the bottom two for three months, and has broken out 5, 6, and 7 in the last 3 weeks. We did BLW, though, and she happily scarfed down steak and chicken and corn on the cob before her first birthday. My husband would say, steak? How can she eat steak without any teeth? And I'd say, watch her.

mamabell

3 kids here... each with teeth at 3 months. Skip puree crap... we have our own chompers!

filmbrat

My son (same age as Ike) was born with TWO teeth. Totally freaked me out, as well the nurses and pediatrician. He was a phenomenon on the L&D ward. I thought about charging admission after the nth doctor on rounds came in and said "So, I heard about these teeth..."

It wasn't a problem early on while breastfeeding, as I don't think he even realized he had them for the first, oh, 3 1/2 months. Now has he discovered that he can, you know, bite down and OWWWWWHOLYCHRISTOWWWW.

Then again, maybe he's cutting another set. I'm too afraid to look.

filmbrat

My son (same age as Ike) was born with TWO teeth. Totally freaked me out, as well the nurses and pediatrician. He was a phenomenon on the L&D ward. I thought about charging admission after the nth doctor on rounds came in and said "So, I heard about these teeth..."

It wasn't a problem early on while breastfeeding, as I don't think he even realized he had them for the first, oh, 3 1/2 months. Now has he discovered that he can, you know, bite down and OWWWWWHOLYCHRISTOWWWW.

Then again, maybe he's cutting another set. I'm too afraid to look.

Andrea

Ha ha ha, the little suckers do surprise you don't they. Both of my girls had their bottom two teeth by four months and their top two by five months. Bejeesus there is nothing like a five month old with top AND bottom teeth to make a breastfeeding mama nervous!

emery jo

All 3 of my boys have had multiple teeth by 3 months. My 7 month old has 8 teeth right now. EIGHT!!!! It is nice to get all the teething out of the way quickly, though. (My nipple may or may not agree. ha!)

emery jo

All 3 of my boys have had multiple teeth by 3 months. My 7 month old has 8 teeth right now. EIGHT!!!! It is nice to get all the teething out of the way quickly, though. (My nipple may or may not agree. ha!)

Sarah

At my daughter's 4-month well check (which was on the day she turned 4 months), she got vaccinations. When she opened her mouth to scream in surprised agony (don't you love that moment?), I noticed something new in her mouth. Tooth #1 was all the way through the gum on her 4mo birthday - crazy!

Sarah

At my daughter's 4-month well check (which was on the day she turned 4 months), she got vaccinations. When she opened her mouth to scream in surprised agony (don't you love that moment?), I noticed something new in her mouth. Tooth #1 was all the way through the gum on her 4mo birthday - crazy!

Sarah

At my daughter's 4-month well check (which was on the day she turned 4 months), she got vaccinations. When she opened her mouth to scream in surprised agony (don't you love that moment?), I noticed something new in her mouth. Tooth #1 was all the way through the gum on her 4mo birthday - crazy!

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Sam

My youngest got her first two at 14 weeks. I was as incredulous as you!

Sam

My youngest got her first two at 14 weeks. I was as incredulous as you!

Sam

My youngest got her first two at 14 weeks. I was as incredulous as you!

cc

I think my youngest cut two teeth at 18 weeks. It sure explained a lot.

ksmaybe

Another in the chorus....my first had his first 2 teeth come in around 14 weeks, right as I went back to work! He had 8 teeth at 8 months. My second? First teeth at 8 months. Also, at my house, they really only come in pairs. And they cut 8 teeth in 4 months time, whenever they start. Good times.

Kate

I had my first teeth at 4 months. I got all of my other teeth earlier and lost all of my teeth earlier, too. I was the only kid in 4 year old preschool who lost multiple teeth.

I like to think that because I had all of my adult teeth early and my parents had the relief of knowing I didn't need braces early, I made up for my freakish tooth growth patterns a little bit.

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