An - You may also want to check out this Hirschsprung Exams and Tests Overview . I'm not sure how your LO was tested, but maybe this is common? Please read the overview and do speak to your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns. Please, keep us posted.
This WebMD Teething Overview is a great reference to check out and keep an eye on your daughter's teeth as far as what to expect. The article states that, "Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. But it is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he or she will have all 20 primary teeth ."
lhgirl is also correct that some babies are actually born with teeth! Our WebMD Answers says that, "Some infants are born with one or more teeth (called natal teeth) or may have teethemerge within the first 30 days of life (called neonatal teeth)." These usually don't need treatment either, unless they seem loose (posing a danger of being inhaled) or interfere with feeding or irritate the baby's tongue.
Take care of your precious daughter and those tiny, pearly whites! AmeliaView Thread
I was right on your wavelength with the need for an epidural, Allaya! Love your story!!
Where did you plan to give birth to your LO? Hospital
Where did you have your LO? Hospital
Were you prepared? or Would you have done something differently? Prepared through consistent reading and hospital classes, though I was admitted 5 weeks early due to a placental abruption.
Was there a funny or intense moment that stuck out through it all? My mother insisted on a huge platter of ribs being delivered to my hospital room after the 10th day of my hospital stay and just before delivery. The smell was strong and I found it hilarious, since I have been a vegetarian for almost 16 years.
I found this great Expert/Patient Q&A on Bottle Feeding and Formula that states, "sometimes parents jump to the conclusion that a baby's gas or fussiness is caused by their baby formula. Instead, it just may be that baby is at a stage when she's colicky. So instead of changing baby's formula all around, you'd really do better to talk to your pediatrician."
You are not alone to think that this is from the formula, but I hope that you will speak to your pediatrician. Check out the article and get some tips as well as info to talk to your pedi about. Hopefully, you will find an answer and if it turns out to be colic, then, my fingers are crossed things pass soon.
I know that I've definitely experienced my little one being overly-needy and not wanting to be put down, so I understand where you are coming from and know that this is not easy!
Here is a good 9-month-old Development Overview to see where your granddaughter may be coming from in different areas. It also states that this is a normal time for separation and stranger anxiety to become an issue. Hopefully, she will get through this stage soon and you all can help her using some of these tips .
I feel your pain and hope a solution is found in the near future, so you can ALL get some rest! Have you seen her pediatrician about these concerns?
If it seems that she is only comfortable when sitting straight up, I'm curious if she has any trouble with eating (frequent vomiting, refusing to eat, gas, crying when eating, etc)? If so, you may want to speak with her pediatrician about GERD and acid reflux .
If not, as a 9-month-old separation anxiety does usually set in. Hopefully, you will find a method that works best for you all. I'm sure that other members in the community have helpful hints that have helped them, but here is also a Baby Sleep Problems Guide .
I'm not a health professional and, therefore, can't promise that this is nothing at all or something serious. The best advice is to see your pediatrician, since you are not fully sure if you're little one is in trouble or not.
Some LOs do get blood blisters on their tongues from sucking, though why take a chance if you are unsure.
Look forward to hearing back and please, take care! AmeliaView Thread
I'm not sure exactly how the process of embryo eye development and opening occurs, but would love to hear this myself!
I did find this article that states that during the first trimester embryos, "Develop pigment in her eyes (still hidden behind sealed lids)" and another article explaining that in the 9th month of pregnancy, "Your baby's reflexes are coordinated so he or she can blink, close the eyes, turn the head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light, and touch."
Hope to get some expert insight on this! AmeliaView Thread