Baby blues..

Guess were making up for last night tonight. She awoke for her fussy period at 8oclock, I fed her til 9pm, happy as a clam.
Then she started crying a bit, Dad soothed her and walked with her and generally kept her happy until 9:45, then he was sure she was still hungry because she was rooting harder then usual, so I put her to breast again, happily from 9:45-10:20 when she kept pulling off and then not latching when I gave it back to her. We walked, all was good, rocked her with her belly on my arm under the bathroom fan until 10:45, she was quiet and content, then she started crying again, and my back was killing me, so I handed her back to Dave and he couldn’t get her to stop, so his mom tried for a while and it was really really bad, she was screaming bloody murder, it was killing me to try and not go take her back..
Dave took her back and it now walking around with her tapping her back, and she is calm for now…
She keeps bringing her knees up to her belly so I am thinking this is a gas issues again. I just don’t understand why oh why my baby has so very much gas.

Oy…I hate when I can’t soothe her..it sucks. I love her to pieces.
She keeps asking for boob again and again…she is all full up though so she won’t latch proper, she is just lightly sucking so taking in lots of air..no more booby girly, it’s giving you gas..

My momma brain is frazzled. 3 weeks today since my world flipped inside out, it’s 99.9% wonderful, times like this are damn hard.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on February 14, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Don’t despair!!! It could have been me writing this three weeks ago!! They go through a growth spurt at this age and they also seem to “wake up” and become more aware of the world around them… including that uncomfortable feeling in their tummy when they need to poop. I was sure mine was too gassy too… with the screaming and the arched back, little legs curling in and then stiffening out straight.
    One theory is that they’re aware they’re no longer inside, cozy and warm and safe. And they’re pissed. Try babywearing. I have a moby wrap that I put mine in the moment she gets fussy and it cozy and warm and dark like a womb and 3 minutes in she’ll settle right down.
    Mine is 6 weeks now and starting another growth spurt. I haven’t slept in 3 days. :/ I feel your pain.

    • Thanks..SOO good to know I am not alone.
      This has been my theory exactly..reading her and paying close attention to her, she is gassy all day and it doesn’t bother her much, she makes some faces and grunts a bit, but not biggy, so what is different at night? Well she has her most alert period at night and she get’s overwhelmed, like to much stimuli, or trying to process the day and can’t calm herself.
      She want’s to nurse, and it typically calms her and makes her feel safe, so I would gladly nurse her for hours on end, but she pushes it away, yells, won’t latch when she is angry..it’s a love hate battle with the breast during that period, but in the end, when she get’s just tiered enough, I can nurse her to sleep every time.
      Next battle, figuring out more effective co-sleeping, she hates going from being so warm in my arms into her cool bassinet, and I hate lifting her in and out of it all night, last night I slept with her on my chest and we both slept way better, and I LOVE having her cuddled up against me, but I don’t like having her in my arms cause I am afraid she will roll of me, but I also don’t want her between my husband and I..

      • I have your solution!! I don’t like bean between hubby and I either and so I got a guard rail, you know the kind you put on a little kid’s bed to keep them from falling out? Use that and put baby between you and the rail.

  2. My little girl was like that until I stopped dairy, I can’t remember reading if you had tried that yet?
    and hugs for the tough times, you are doing great though, which is hard to remember when they are crying and you can’t fix it =(.

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