Lewis volunteered some information for us this morning. He stuck his finger in the back of his mouth and very clearly said, “ouch. Mouth hurts”.
He’s been sleeping better the last few nights with ibuprofen (instead of tylenol), which said to me that I was right when I guessed he was in pain. He is not sick, so the only source of pain I could come up with was teething. I have suspected for weeks, and now it is confirmed.
It is hard to know for sure sometimes, because when you ask him questions he will usually just repeat what you say. But this morning he said that his mouth hurt without anyone asking. Easier to believe that he is genuinely communicating something!