When my second child’s colic nearly destroyed me, I needed time to recover before considering the third baby we had always planned on. I knew I couldn’t survive another experience like that. Technically yes, I did survive my baby’s colic and I could survive colic again. But it changed me. It broke me and I am not quite the same person after.
There are so many theories on colic, what it is, what causes it, and how to help it. But nothing is really known for sure. My son had colic mixed with a few other things that together created a monster for his first 6-months of life. During that torturous time, some people said hurtful and […]
Women with colicky babies are more than twice as likely to have postpartum depression – at least that’s what a doctor told me. While some women may survive months of arduous colic with their spirits intact, excessive crying can certainly trigger depression. According to Science Daily, having a colicky baby is linked to an increase in […]
Colic is a form of psychological torture. The first five+ months of my son’s life really were the worst of mine. My little baby who was a part of me in every way was miserable and there was not a thing I could do about it. Every day was filled with hours and hours of blood-curdling screaming no matter […]
Two weeks and six days. That is how much time we had with our newborn son before the “colic”. It was a Monday afternoon, twenty days after my son was born when the inconsolable screaming began. Pediatricians generally diagnose colic when a baby’s crying happens in at least three-hour stretches, at least three days a […]