I wrote this whole long entry and what I really wanted to say was this: It took having a second baby to realize just how difficult my first colicky baby really was. Colicky babies are kind of traumatic and if you ever know anyone raising one please, please, please don’t ever tell them that the best thing they can do for their baby is to pick him or her up as soon as they start crying. I felt plenty stressed out and guilty for not being able to keep my baby happy. I didn’t need that expectation running through the back of my head making me feel even worse every time I had to listen to Avery cry because I hadn’t eaten anything yet that day. Thank you to my parents and the hospital staff who told me it was okay and I wasn’t a bad person if my baby cried for 5 or 10 minutes because I needed a break or needed to finally take a shower.
To people who have babies with colic – It gets waaayy better. It really does, and you can make it. Just do the best you can.