A couple days ago during Little's babbling, I noticed a glint of light reflecting off the saliva on his lower gums. Wait! It wasn't the shine of drool...but the shine of teeth! He now has two tiny pearly whites, and they seemed to appear out of nowhere. I had heard such horror stories about teething times, that I felt shocked at first to realize these incisors cut through without me even being aware of it--but then I looked it up in the book the pediatrician gave us, and it actually says only occasionally does teething cause unpleasant symptoms. So if a baby seems particularly miserable or has a high fever, it is likely not due to teething and other causes should be explored. Interesting.
I'll try to catch a photo of the little chompers soon.