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leena – 23 weeks.

Leena 23 weeks

You’ll have to take my word for it, but what leena’s fingers are feeling in that little mouth is her first tooth. It broke through last week which accounts for a new cry she developed which had mom and dad confused until they saw that bit of enamel shimmering on the lower part of her mouth.

Last week she sat up by herself for the first time. This week her first tooth makes an appearance. Don’t be surprised next week if I tell you she’s strumming Old MacDonald on the guitar. This kid’s not wasting any time growing up.


Leena was asked to show off her new tooth for purposes of this blog. This was her response. Stubborn little girl.

Leena 23 weeks


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  1. Charlie Sommers says:

    I remember when mothers rubbed Paregoric (camphorated tincture of opium) on a babes gums to alleviate the pain associated with teething. If I remember correctly it had a terrible taste and could easily lead to constipation. It is no longer an option since it has been available by prescription only for the last forth years or so. Leena remains as adorable as ever.

  2. Carol says:

    STUBBORN? or a young lady who won’t be coerced?
    We like having a mind of our own, Gramps…get used to it! : )

  3. Sydney says:

    A new baby in the family makes the holidays much more special. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. Dee Loralei says:

    She really is just adorable. She would make a good politician Mario, she knows when to keep her mouth shut and not comment on the idiocies of the day. Happy Thanksgiving. Your cornucopia is truly overflowing this year!

  5. Rank Limmee says:

    Wow, hats off Grandpa Mario. She is absolutely, amazingly, cute.
    What do Italians call grandpa… nano, I think ?

  6. Karen Weston says:

    Ha! You tell ‘em, Leena! If you think she’s got a mind of her own now — just wait until she’s in the 2-3 range and she’ll really show you all who’s boss!! I love the picture in the instrument case — she is such a charmer!