6 Things I've Found in My Daughter's Mouth As of Late

I've said it many times: every stage is my favorite. But there are a few things in each stage I could do without. Like the newborn stage: pooping and peeing in between diaper changes, as in the diaper is not on the bum yet so poop and pee get all over everything but the diaper. Now we're in the Oral Stage, at least that's what I think it's called and it fits perfectly because any and everything Anna sees immediately goes into her mouth. It's driving me crazy!!! I know, I know, it's how she learns about the world around her but I'm so ready for her to start learning about the world through touch and not taste. Luckily she hasn't choked on anything yet. I'm just waiting for that day when I have to use my CPR skills, and although I'm always on alert because I know how quick she is, I still find things in her mouth! So it's inevitable, right? I pray to God, NO! Well let's go through the list of things I've found in her mouth together, shall we?

1. Potato Bugs--our home is their home. I hate killing them so I send at least 10 on their way out the door every day. And I'm sure Anna eats a few as well.

2. Pine needles and the little pieces that connect them--we basically live in a forest.

3. Plastic piece that attaches the tag to a new article of clothing--that one about killed me, it was even after I vacuumed!

4. Rocks--little tiny ones that could easily be choked on.

5. A clump of dirt--turned into mud in her mouth, impossible to get out.

6. Chalk--just took a nice chunk out of a big piece turning her mouth a pretty shade of green.

Now before you go and call DSS on us for child neglect know that we do vacuum often and anytime I see a small piece of whatever on the floor I immediately pick it up. I can't turn my back for a second without Anna finding the littlest, bittiest piece no human adult eye could ever see! The girl's got eagle eyes, just like her Daddy, I swear. I do, however, get a chuckle out of some of the things I find hiding behind those tiny teeth and wonder how she can just slosh whatever she finds in her mouth without gagging from the nasty taste. But then again, I guess that's just how she's learning about the world around her. While this has been the most fun stage yet I'm sure ready for her to use her other senses as well!

Isn't this a sweet photo? Don't be fooled. She's most likely playing with a flower that will very soon be in her mouth if Daddy doesn't stop taking pictures and take it out of her hand!

1 comment:

  1. Haha, my niece is almost 4 months, so it looks like we have fun times ahead to look forward to! ;) The photo is adorable!