Gotsome - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
After being in denial for about 4 months, I accepted the fact that my son had colic. Sounds funny I'm sure but while it was going on, I was so out of my mind with sleep deprevation & emotionally traumatized that colic, just wasn't a viable possibility.
My son would be hysterical, I mean out of control, inconsolable, ear shattering screaming from 2am to 7am every night from almost his second night born & would be so exhausted by morning that he would often sleep through the day at first. I tried everything, rocking, swinging, lunging, bouncing, singing, shushing, over the arm, over the shoulder, craddle hold, football hold, gripe water, naturopathic remedies & nothing seemed to work & I worried every day that if I didn't respond we wouldn't bond. I even had to take him with me to the bathroom b/c I just couldn't bare putting him down when he was wailing. I had some very dark moments during those first 8-12 wks & didn't have much support from my hubby - who somehow managed to sleep through it all - which I still resent him for...
My son today however, is almost 7 months old & the complete opposite, he's a happy, alert, squirmy, active little guy who loves people, animals & any social opportunity! He's so different that some days I can't even believe he's the same child!
I'm curious to hear from other moms who also struggled & survived!