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It may sound wacky but I think that is the case. I had posted the other day that his sleep patterns that have been consistant since birth went completely wonky as of 2 weeks ago. He had started to sleep a 5 hour strech most nights and nap well during the day. Now his naps are short and he's back to the 2 hour night waking intervals...now with ear-swipeing and hard kicking. Very fretful waking behavior. Well, being a paranoid 1st time mom I took him to the dr. today...dork, I know. I thought he may have an ear ache or something. I asked her if he could be teething and she said "nope too young" and did even check his mouth. I should have thought twice to just take her word for it since she is the one who on our 1 week check up she told me I should start pumping and introduce the bottle. I thought better of that one. Anyway, we got home and he's sitting in my lap and he's holding onto my hand. He then LUNGES for my knuckle and starts gnawing away at it...not sucking but gnawing....HARD. I gave him a teething ring I was saving for later of course and he held it with his own 2 hands (that was a first <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ) and went to town on it...all the while drool flowing from his lips like what happens to me when I see Johnny Depp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Oh, I forgot to add that he is almost 18 pounds and 26 inches. He was born 2 weeks late, not sure if that puts him 2 weeks ahead developmentally with teeth and what not.<br><br>
I don't know cause I'm a total amateur at this mom buisiness but is it so?<br><br>
Thanks for your opinion...if you have one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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My dd got her first two teeth at 3 months and had all her upper and lower front teeth by age 1. As it turns out it wasn't really a good thing. SHe has had a horrid time with tooth decay and her dentist told me that her teeth are missing a lot of that enamel that develops on the teeth when they are still in the gums. She also began losing her teeth early.
 

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Definately. My four-month old started teething a month ago (it just broke the surface) and showed all the same signs. You need a different pediatrician - ours agreed right away when I listed off the symptoms and suggested teething (she's great for lots of other reasons too). Oh, and I'm right there with you about Johnny Depp! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I knew a baby that had a tooth already breaking the surface at birth!!!!! Can you believe it? So it's definitely not too early. Earlier than norm but babies surprise us sometimes.
 

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My ds started showing signs of teething around the same time. He was drooling and gumming and jamming things in his mouth quite hard and then yelling, "Aaaahhhhhhhhh!) like a frustrated teething baby. He did this for several weeks. Then slowly the symptoms subsided. Then they came back, then subsided, then came back, etc. Finally around 7 months he got his first tooth.
 

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Poor babies!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> That must really hurt.<br><br>
Oh and by the way...<br>
Back off of Johnny Depp ladies. I drool for him because he's MY boyfriend! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Thanks for validating my intuition with my baby. I'm going to keep and eye out for more signs.<br><br>
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ds1 had two teeth fully erupted at 2 months 11 days and by 5 months he had 8 teeth.<br><br>
ds2 and ds3 waited until about four months but they were born on time or "early" wheras ds1 was 2 weeks "late."<br><br>
don't think you're crazy...sounds like teething to me.<br><br>
the bad thing about early teething is that they can't hold something to gnaw on in their own mouths or even before you're supposed to give them teething tablets and gels
 

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YES! My son was so so cranky around that age and I never thought to look for teeth. It took us about a week to find it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I felt so bad though that I did not get him any orajel or tylenol. I just never thought he would be teething.
 
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