The above picture is what I am going thru on a night to night basis. Usually starting at 11 pm or midnight and lasting until 6 am or so. Then during the day he is fussy and refuses to lay by himself or sit without us holding him.
I don't know what to do . We rock, walk, sing, snuggle, eat.......nothing helps. When he does sleep he will only do so on my chest or in his car seat. Forget the crib, that sends him off the edge. I have a very high needs baby , poor little guy. The more he eats the worse his belly hurts him but yet he is hungry all the time.
He wants to be held and comforted and I am exhausted. I don't get more than an hour or two of sleep at a time and that really isn't sleep as I am on the couch or sitting in the rocking chair. I don't want anyone else to watch him as they will just let him cry or they try to wrap him so tight he can't breath. If I hear someone say, "Give me a week with him, he will learn who is in charge and stop crying." one more time, I may just snap.
I have learned some triggers that I do my best to avoid. Changing his clothes after 3 pm..(he hates to have his clothes changed) No baths after noon and no leaving the house.... if I do any of these things I am know what awaits me.
We have some colic medicine, although I am not sure if it works.
My little guy is now 6 weeks old and people tell me this is the peak and it will start to get better now. I hope so....
I feel a bit to blame because while I was pregnant I let the stress get to me when I shouldn't have. Colicky babies are linked to their mothers stress in the womb. The whole 9 months was nothing but a big ball of stress for me......life and health issues had me disliking every aspect of my pregnancy. Now my poor little guy is having to deal with my short comings.
If anyone out there has some good advice for me, I can use it.......