The internet is full of a bunch of flat out liars.
I don't think I'm alone in saying that motherhood comes with warnings. Everyone tells you how horrible the poop smells, and how little sleep you'll get for the next 18 years. You hear how you can't wait for their first word, and then you just want them to be quiet. You hear how they'll cause you the greatest worry in the world.
I feel like all I heard before Isaiah was born was negative aspects about parenting, but no one warned me about teeth.
Isaiah is the happiest, most laid back baby I've ever known in my life. He's fun to be around. He laughs, he smiles, and now he makes kissy noises. But this past week, I don't even know who he is.
My once perfect sleeper now hates taking naps and fights going to sleep.
My once great eater is no longer interested.
My sweet, sweet snuggler no longer wants to cuddle with his mama.
So let me be the first to tell you, if you haven't already heard, teething is no joke.
All of these liars say that teething will not cause your baby to be cranky, have diarrhea, run a fever, or vomit.
I don't know why anyone thinks that when a tooth comes in, these symptoms all commonly occur at the same time, but they're not caused by the same thing. Obviously, I'm not a doctor, but I'm a mom with a child who has all of the symptoms of an illness not caused by teething. But. He. Is. Not. Ill.