Maybe it’s Colic. Or Not.

13 comments for “Maybe it’s Colic. Or Not.

  1. Moelita
    April 7, 2015 at 7:58 am

    It gets better! I have 3 kids. My oldest came home from the hospital sleeping thru the night. #2 was awful! Crying, vomiting, middle of the night ER runs…I just couldn’t take it. Then one day…she smiled. And she kept smiling and laughing and the crying stopped. I was so happy was swore no more kids. 13 months later I had another baby. Again a good child!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      April 7, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thank you for the support! That experience must have been so hard for you and your little one! I’m so glad you’re through that period! I can’t imagine the worry you must have felt!

      Thank you for reading and sharing!

  2. April 7, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Oh, I remember those days all to well. So Sad when you can’t make your baby feel better.. Fennel Seeds in warm water, thats what I did, and it helped. My son still suffers with his stomach at 32..
    Feel Better beautiful little Josephine!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      April 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

      It is hard when I don’t have an answer and can’t fix it. I am noticing that her fuss periods are getting shorter and a little more stretched out. Fennel seeds? Really? Can you tell me more about this?

      Thank you for reading and sharing your experience! It helps!

  3. Michelle
    April 7, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This is so perfect and so lovely. Really nails what it is like to be a loving mom of a difficult baby. She is so cute!! I have four grown children, one of whom was very colicky and miserable for her first six months, now she is a grow woman with twin 6 year old daughters and a 5 year old son, now she knows… I love your last line, so honest and funny!! motherhood is a thankless job, until your children grow up and have their own children, than you become a saint! much love to you and yours! Michelle

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      April 7, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thank you, Michelle! I hope she gets through whatever is troubling her by 6 months. That would be awesome for all of us 🙂 And I look forward to being a saint in my children’s eyes! Ha!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  4. April 7, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I heart this so much! Kids come I to this world with all kinds of natures. They need us. They love us. But for years they don’t give a SHIT about what we need. I adore the new parenting movement to call that “a hole” behavior out, and recognize that it’s our job to “un-a-hole” them, and to love them anyway. And that this is not an easy job some days. We can understand it, and still suffer from the struggle and the loss of self. You are an awesome Mom to be balancing your life, your other three kids with this spirited soul. If anyone trolls you on this post, I curse them with heartburn all night long for 6 months!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      April 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Ashley, I love this comment! Thank you so much! You speak the truth here for sure. And despite the hard days (weeks, months, years!) I love them. And your final line is hilarious! Thank you!

  5. Alley
    April 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    OMG!!! I just had to comment on this because you are ME!! I have 3 daughters, youngest is 6 months old and Josephine is my baby!! My 1st 2 were angels- so chill, slept like rock stars, I can literally count on 1 hand the “bad” nights I had with them and then came the 3rd and totally threw me for a loop I was not ready for! She was awful!!! Fussy, not happy, super needy and a terrible sleeper! I tried EVERYTHING!!!! Changes my diet, put her on formula, changed her formula a million times, changed bottles a million times, changed pacifiers a million times, burnt out the motor on a sound machine, Jammie’s are too tight- or are they too loose, swaddle- not swaddle, belly sleep, basically held my other 2 kids hostage from not making a sound except for breathing when the baby was sleeping, hated the car, hated pretty much everything!! I even got so desperate one night I drove her to our peditricians after hours (with no appt) and basically said you need to fix her!! The doctor drug me back to the exam room, gave me a tissue and said I needed to drink more wine….Nothing is wrong with her!!! Then, i read something super pro founding- moms with fussy babies are mean moms and babies pick up on that. It was in that moment I realized that I never smile or coo or baby talk to her… I was always miserable. So I forced a smile, forced baby talk to her as she was screaming and it happened… Things turned around. She’s 6 months old now and still has a strong personality, she’ll still scream at me when everything is not perfect- but she is perfect! She smiles and giggles all the time, loves the car, sleeps pretty good and is a joy! Hang in there!! It will get better- this will pass and it will be a distant memory. This IS our last child and I wish I could get back the 1st 4 months of her life because it was a blur, I was a mess but it was a good lesson that not all things are perfect and just “so”… I really feel like I love her more because of it:).

  6. April 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Oh, Emily. I had one of those too. It was a hard time in my life. She is still very emotional and dramatic, and one of the most amazing 8yo’s I’ve ever known. One thing I did that made a huge difference was check out The Happiest Baby on the Block, both book and video. The thing I didn’t do but wish I had, was take her to a chiropractor. I’ve heard that can really help with colick. Hang in there, Mama, you’re amazing.

  7. Jay
    April 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    As awful as it can sometimes be, there’s always a time soon enough when you wish you could go back.

  8. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?
    April 8, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    My first comment is: acid reflux. Because I’m a fixer and want to offer solutions.

    My second comment is: heheheheheheehehe. Because I’m just mean like that!

    But seriously… good luck and have fun and this too shall pass and one day you’ll look back and laugh and if she’s this bad now… wait until she’s a teenager! 😀 xoxo

  9. April 14, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Oh my God. Your baby is exactly my baby. Well, my “baby” is now 2.5 years old. But everything, from the perma-furrowed brow (which I lovingly called her RBF {Resting B**** Face}) to the crying to the only calming down while bouncing on the ball, your little b is my Bee. And now I’m experiencing some sort of late-onset colick with my 7 month old, if such a thing is possible. I don’t know. Who knows?!? But I’ve heard it gets better. So, in the meantime, it’s good to know I’m not alone!

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