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then take a gander at the following:
can you say colic? let's not. i don't want to believe it to be true.
we're "praying" for sleep.....
and then bugging him when he finally dozes.
all this fun is making my right eye twitch. for weeks now.
21 January 2009 in parenting | Permalink
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Oh, man. Not fun! My son has just developed a new scream that is even louder than his old one. If your son screams as loud as it looks like in that picture, you have me beat by a mile! This stage passes though, right?
21 January 2009 at 08:26 PM
oh shit. shit. shit. shit. that first (and second) pic brings back really shitty memories. shit.
what i MEANT to say was something like this: "Doooood, it'll all be fine. He'll sleep through the night every night starting TONIGHT. Breath, meditate, drink heavily, take lots of otc drugs....."
Kia (Good Enough Mama) |
21 January 2009 at 08:29 PM
Oh my God, have I been there.
The bright side? How dang cute is it that his paci is as big as his entire face?
Are you healing?
21 January 2009 at 08:41 PM
Love it Looks like my boy. Years ago.
Dr Zibbs |
21 January 2009 at 08:42 PM
The eye twitch is the worst. I heard that Obama has a twitch after the stress of campaigning. I'd say you are right up there with him!
21 January 2009 at 08:59 PM
Damn. I hope those screams are silent screams.
Miss Kate |
21 January 2009 at 09:01 PM
Oh no! I know that face and the outrageously loud, accompanying screams. :( May the next few months pass with lightning speed! At least you can drink now. That has to be a good thing. :)
21 January 2009 at 09:08 PM
Ah, the first few months. SO charming. SO relaxing. (Should I send some vodka your way?)
21 January 2009 at 09:26 PM
My son who is now 13 would scream for hours. I had to run the vacuum and he would stop crying and go to sleep. Try it! Good luck and it'll pass!
21 January 2009 at 09:43 PM
"a common rule of thumb is to consider a baby "colicky" if he or she cries intensely more than three days a week, for more than three hours, for more than three weeks in a month."
"The crying frequently occurs during a specific period of the day, often in the early evening."
does this sound familiar? reflux maybe? happen mostly during/after a feed?
little miss mel |
21 January 2009 at 10:59 PM
my eye twitches when I don't get enough sleep......hmmm, that does apply here.
little miss mel |
21 January 2009 at 11:02 PM
Oy vey. Poor dude (And poor you!) Hope he gets into a happy routine soon :)
21 January 2009 at 11:25 PM
Awww, look at Screamy McScreamerson. I hope he chills out soon, and that it's not colic or reflux. Hang in.
21 January 2009 at 11:42 PM
Oh friend, I'm sorry.....at least you know that it dies eventually end... But alas, then they backtalk....then you have to decide which was/is worse?!?!? I do love the pics though!
Lezel Safi |
22 January 2009 at 08:54 AM
I don't want the soundtrack that comes with those first two pictures! I can only imagine you leaning closer to him to take a picture of him for your blog while he's screaming - you MUST be tired. (((Hugs)))
22 January 2009 at 09:46 AM
I can almost hear him through those photos.
22 January 2009 at 09:52 AM
Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear.
Best birth control EVER.
But, he's cute, so he has that going for him.
22 January 2009 at 10:12 AM
He is so cute, I can't stand it. So are the girls. Your poor, twitchy eye...not so much.
Hang in there! :O)
22 January 2009 at 11:48 AM
The first two pictures? Really, really frightening. Other than that, I'm sure he's a doll.
22 January 2009 at 11:48 AM
I get that eye twitch when I get stressed, too. Super annoying. I hope his definitely not colic colicy symptoms go away soon!
22 January 2009 at 12:43 PM
Longtime lurker, but I had to comment just to clarify: in the first picture, at the bottom of his little face, that's not his mouth is it? ;) Hang in there lady. He's beautiful, and you are hysterical.
22 January 2009 at 07:04 PM
Do you have The Happiest Baby on the Block? Order it off amazon right now if you don't. I'd send you mine, but I lent my only copy to another mom who was struggling and I never got it back. It saved my sanity! Get a good swaddling blanket too!
(Not to give unsolicited advice or anything! GAH! I did, didn't I? Sorry, I just feel so passionately about the gift of sleep, and I want YOU to have it!)
a madhouse wife |
22 January 2009 at 07:31 PM
Wow, the picture is making my eye twitch just looking at it. He certainly looks like he has a set of lungs. Have you tried drinking heavily? That always works for me. Although I don't have any children - so that might be why it works.
22 January 2009 at 09:20 PM
Good, that top photo reminded me of one of the many reasons condoms are still seeing active duty in our house.
Although obviously vocally gifted, he is awfully cute:)
22 January 2009 at 10:38 PM
Oh No.....what happened to those first couple of weeks when he was a dream and you would have another if they were all like him??? How time has flown!! You poor thing. Hang in there. It looks like you have plenty of help, to pass him off to if you can't handle it anymore. Let me know if you need anything. He's adorable!
23 January 2009 at 01:17 PM
Poor little guy. My 8-month old was never diagnosed as colicky, just high maintenence (doctor's words, not mine) but we spent hours each night trying to calm the crying. The trick that worked best was holding her while bouncing on the exercise ball. Hope you find something that works for you.
23 January 2009 at 08:40 PM
No! I've been through it (okay that 1st pic is awesome). It's the reason I have only two children, my last had colic. It will pass but oh gawd, it's so hard. I'm sorry.
noble pig |
24 January 2009 at 11:43 AM
Commenting a little late- he is gorgeous! Hope you get some sleep!
26 January 2009 at 07:51 AM
MY GOD! I didn't know a baby's mouth could open that wide! I'm sure he takes right to the boob with a mouth like that. Well, the good thing is that he's really, really cute. God makes them that way so we don't "accidently" put them in the toaster
Hippo Brigade |
26 January 2009 at 11:21 AM
Not having been around babies too much, I have no frame of reference. Wait. Let me imagine him sitting next to me an airplane during a nine-hour flight. ... Oh my god! I totally get the eye twitch. He's a doll when he's sleeping though. I love the prayer pose.
27 January 2009 at 05:38 PM
I will pass, I promise. In the meantime, hang in there!
28 January 2009 at 02:12 AM
"we're "praying" for sleep.....and then bugging him when he finally dozes."
What is it about a sleeping baby? lol
30 January 2009 at 05:23 AM
Oh so cute. And so much like birth control for a gal like me (she says as she clenches her legs tightly closed).
Paige Jennifer |
04 February 2009 at 09:36 AM
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