Lena’s mouf

In the last week or two, Lena has appeared to have stopped sucking her fingers. I’m not sure what prompted it, maybe being sick recently and not being able to breathe, or what, but she’s started making the motions (and sound) of sucking her fingers, without actually doing it. It’s a much grosser sound without the fingers. And there’s some teeth grinding in there, too.

Lena’s also started getting pickier about the foods she will eat.

  • Hot dogs
  • Cheese
  • Berries, bananas and apples
  • Applesauce-based squeeze fruits
  • Pasta (with cheese on it)
  • Green beans
  • Corn
  • BBQ chicken/pork
  • Salsa
  • Chips/crackers
  • Most vegetables


  • Mac & cheese
  • Squeeze fruits packets that are not applesauce-based
  • Chicken nuggets/fingers (grilled or breaded)
  • Pork roast
  • Potatoes
  • Cheese dip

Sometimes ok:

  • Carrots
  • Chex (any flavor)

We’ve got to get her to a dentist, too: the back of her bottom teeth look horrible. The fronts are fine, the top teeth are fine, but no matter how much we brush, the back of the bottom teeth look terrible. But I’m wondering what a dentist might do about them, since brushing her teeth usually involves as much wrangling as trying to look at the cat’s teeth. Surely, a toddler teeth cleaning doesn’t involve general anesthesia.


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