Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Who cries more? Mom or Ryder.....
HELP!!! Is all I have to say. I always thought people were crazy when they said their baby had colic....(that is probably why I am being punished now!) But really the newborn stage has always been my favorite....but poor Ryder is really having a rough life and it makes me cry because I have NO clue what it is that is making him so upset....No dairy didn't work, I tried to cut back on chocolate and timing his feedings...I have read caffeine isn't good so I guess I need to try that but I REALLY hope it is not that. Any mom's have any advice....I am at my whits end...maybe I am to learn patience....but all I know is walking, swinging, driving, crying myself don't really work! But these things do help ease the pain about 15 minutes at a time:
*swaddle, swaddle, swaddle...the tighter the better oh and arms must be out.
*slings, I have THREE that all hurt my back in different places and he is happy if he is strapped to me.
*swing, he enjoys his swing most of the time and will soon be spending nights there if he doesn't start sleeping better.
*nature's bliss Gripe water is amazing and I may ask Henry's to sell it to me by the gallon!
All I know is everything that I have read says colic peaks at six weeks and stops at three months....I really don't think I will survive if this goes on for another 6 weeks!!
Posted by Abby at 4:48 PM