After posting pics of Owen in his lobster suit yesterday, I got an email from my neighbor-in-law (she married the guy who used to live next door to me, is there an easier way to say that?). She has a daughter six weeks older than Mia and a son ten days younger than Owen and the exact same combination of Halloween costumes.
Chris stayed home today to take care of Owen for a bit while I did something with Mia, and we came home to find Owen standing up at the coffee table (the same one he is fond of eating, looks like we have an infestation of beavers) and Chris swearing that he pulled up there himself. Which would have been the first time ever that he achieved a fully-upright position all on his own and which Chris has since witnessed several times and I have not seen him do once. Usually the shoe is on the other foot and I am the one saying "Chris, I swear, the baby has been doing X all day today" while the child in question fixes their father with a shit-eating grin and refuses to perform. I don't like being on this end, and it just reminds be that while in many ways I'm the one with the crap job around here and can't even pee because Child 2 will follow me into the bathroom, find something to pull off the toilet and cram it straight into his mouth, in most ways I am the lucky one.
Speaking of Child 2, he is getting four teeth right now (second middle set on the bottom and the blasted canines on the top) and it makes him want to bite me. Not while he is eating, I cured him of that one right quick by refusing to nurse him after he bit me and he learned fast that babies who want boobies do not bite them. But nursing is the only time he doesn't bite me. The rest of the day he literally chases me around the house and as soon as I let him catch me he sinks his six very sharp little teeth into my poor soft flesh. A dose of Tylenol plus an application of Orajel buys me about an hour of safety and then he is at it again. Any suggestions? I feel like he can't really help it, he is hurting and just trying to feel better, but damn the child needs to stop.