Keeping this in mind makes me all the more sympathetic to my poor little Weeble who has basically been getting her entire top palette of teeth all at once. The front two teeth have finally broken through, but when I can manage to get a close enough look, I think she's also getting the two side front teeth and possibly even the two on the outsides of that. That seems so unlikely - I don't think that's how teeth usually come in - but when I look at her gums I can see the bulging outlines of those teeth right at the surface.
(I should probably be grateful that I am no longer breastfeeding!)
On a positive note however, the past couple of nights have been significantly better for her. Now that the top two teeth have cut through, her fever's been gone for a few days now. And her congestion has finally gotten a lot better. Last night she slept for about 11 hours straight!
Now that she's feeling better she has started scooting all over the place. Her main goal seems to be to taste everything in the room - from whatever little crumbs she can scavange off the ground to the straps on a backpack. Whatever she gets her hands on goes straight into her mouth. Even if we try to plug her mouth with a pacifier as a stopgap, she just takes the pacifier out, pops in whatever she's just picked up, and then replaces the pacifier - so that if we weren't watching it happen, we would never know. Squeakles just watches her like she's a crazed animal.
In addition to floor scraps (kidding!), she also loves to eat in her high chair. Here she is enjoying some roasted beets:
She's still not saying very much - she's been too focused on growing teeth and learning how to crawl. But in between jaunts across the room, she often stops to sit and look around for us. When she catches our eye, she smiles, raises one arm up to the sky, and says "d'oh" or "day-o".