Yesterday as Nolan was screwing around with his feeds ALL DAY, I started wondering whether his gums were hurting. I realize that at only 3.5 months corrected they are probably too young to be starting to teethe, but you never know. It really got me thinking though - what makes teething start? Is it nature or nurture, i.e., are you preprogrammed from conception as to when your teeth are going to cut, or does something environmental start the process? If it's part of you and not influenced by the environment, are the boys going to start teething at the same time because they were in fact the same person at the beginning? Obviously developmental things like walking, talking, laughing, grabbing are influenced by surroundings, but a piece of bone jutting out of a gum - what makes that happen?
Wild guesses anyone? Or better yet, anyone have an educated answer?