First tooth finally arrives

On Saturday Emma’s first tooth finally cut through. She is just shy of 8 months. I felt proud and relieved. It feels like quite a big milestone and one I have been dreading after all the teething horror stories so many people tell.

The arrival of this first tooth wasn’t so dramatic. For about a week she had been irritable and clingy, but nothing extreme. Her sleep pattern didn’t really change – she’s always been a baby who wakes regularly to feed at night so we’re used to waking up lots.

During this time big pieces of cold cucumber, Sophie the Giraffe and lots of breastfeeding have helped soothe her pain.

Here are some photos I took to celebrate this milestone: