By now most of you know that in college, my roommate Lisa dubbed me the "Giraffe" because I am tall and clumsy. Eventually, our group of friends all took on jungle animal personas. Anyway, since becoming a giraffe, I have walked this thin line of enjoying giraffe paraphernalia while also wishing to NOT become "that giraffe lady" who has her entire house decorated in a giraffe theme.
So. When I heard a couple of mommy bloggers talk about this teething toy called "Sophie the Giraffe" made by Vulli, I debated on whether or not to buy it. Because she's cute. She's a giraffe! And her name is Sophie. And she has 465 five star reviews on Amazon. But she was also about $15, and Lizzy hadn't liked any of the teething rings that we'd tried so far, and I just wasn't willing to shell out the money when Lizzy hadn't been teething THAT badly. But then, over the weekend, she really began teething. And as I mentioned, I think I got five hours of sleep total all weekend. And that trend has largely continued. By Tuesday morning, I was willing to spend ANY amount of money to bring Lizzy some relief and me some sleep. So, I picked up some Hyland's teething tablets, and then ordered Sophie the Giraffe from Amazon. Thanks to my dad, we have Amazon Prime, which means free two day shipping. However, much to my surprise (and joy), it arrived today.They must understand the desperation of a mother whose child is in the throes of teething.
Like I said, Sophie is really lightweight, and Lizzy can easily grab and hold her. Lizzy played by herself with Sophie for a good half hour--chewing on her head, neck, ears, etc. and staring at her spots. And when it comes to being a new mom, an occupied and happy teething baby is
WORTH. EVERY. PENNY.
PS- I received no compensation for this post. I just wish I would have bought Sophie sooner, and I hope if any of you are on the fence, this post will encourage you to buy her!