My daughter is colic. I discovered that word from the Bible for new parents – “What to Expect in the FIrst year”.
This means that almost everyday she cries for no known reason for an hour or more. Reasons for colic are not certain – causes could be gas, over excitement, stress.. I think my daughter is colic because of gas. She writhes and stretches out her body as though in spasms – and cries continously. No amount of comforting helps. I spoke to docs and consulted books – it seems one just has to live with it. Meanwhile, one can try putting the baby on her tummy and things like that to relieve the gas. Has not helped my baby though.
I’m hoping she will be okay once she gets older. One thing I have experienced as a new mom – one gets used to all kinds of things, including a howling baby. Yes, I still want to tear my hair out on certain days, and cry myself when I see and feel my baby being in pain, but those days are not very frequent nowadays.
Meanwhile, I wonder whether tonight will be a quiet one?