The medical definition of colic is a healthy baby with periods of intense, unexplained fussing/crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for more than 3 weeks. Check, check and check.
Remember when I said that my sweet angelic baby never cried during the day except during “witching hour”? Yeah, looks like I jinxed myself. We have a colicky baby on our hands and most of my day is spent trying to prevent or calm crying. I’ve actually become quite the pro at swaddling and shushing my brains out (à la Happiest Baby On The Block).
Yes, we’ve tried gripe water and gas drops and white noise and chiropractic care and car rides and warm baths – you name it and we’ve tried it. Some things give our ear drums temporary relief but for the most part the crying continues. Boy does the crying continue. My baby cries so much that I think I hear crying even when he’s not crying.
Many of my mom friends keep reminding me that “this too shall pass”. I’ll keep you posted and let you know if they are lying. I’m off to do some more shushing…
Logan is 9 weeks & 4 days old. Vanessa is contemplating getting her tubes tied.