Babies with Colic9:53:00 AM
To be honest my first born was, for the most part, a good sleeper overnight. When my second son was born I was just under the assumption he would be the same, that was not the case at all. He had colic for months and would cry for hours and hours and those turned into days...very long, tired, overwhelming days. Colicky babies are no joke. They push you till you think you are going to lose it. They dont mean to and I know that but when you are in the moment it can seem like it will never end.
I don't have babies anymore so why bring this up now? Someone in a group I am in brought it up. She reached out for some help to other moms and asked if anyone basically would be willing or able to just come hang out and give her a few minutes to breath. I know that feeling, all to well. The only difference was that I really didn't have anyone to turn to and had to figure it all out on my own. I was married at the time but my husband worked alot and was tired afterwards so I kinda just trial and errored my way through months of colic.
Here is what I found that did not necessarily take all the crankiness away but did help a little.
For those that are unaware of what colic is, a colicky baby is a baby that cries for 3 hours or more. 3 hours was nothing for us lol. That was just the beginning. He would cry and cry and no matter what I did it did not seem to be working. I had to carry him everywhere. Anything I did was done with him in arms. It takes a little bit of adjustment but trust me moms, it can be done.
And if you are local to me and ever ever need a break, even if it is only a few minutes - please feel free to reach out.