As her smile changes, though, we have both discovered something new we can smile about!
Since Little Girl was born I haven't worn much in the way of jewelry. (Bear with me, this is related!) Being a baby, she loves to pull on things and put them in her mouth. Especially now with teeth coming in, EVERYTHING is a chew toy! Let me introduce you to Teething Bling! Created by a mom originally from my part of the world, Teething Bling is beautiful jewelry made out of a completely safe silicone material which babies can chew on (and it is dishwasher safe, too!). There are pendants, bracelets, key chains and more in an amazing array of colors and shapes. I received mine today and love it already. I chose the blue camouflage donut shaped pendant, which isn't really a surprise - I pretty much always choose blue when I can! But there is a new color coming out in the next week or so, pink calcite, which has me pretty excited - it looks perfect for Mother's Day and the Race for the Cure, which I participate in every year... SmartMom might be hearing more from me before then...! I was also loving the bracelets. Little Girl loves to chew on both my watch and the hair band I use as my nursing "side" reminder. Just like the addition of pink calcite to the rainbow, those bracelets are on my radar!
While nothing can take away the pain and discomfort of teething (from Little Girl or from her mommy!), Teething Bling has at least made it a more attractive process to go through!!