Thanks for all the helpful words...I've just read so much about cortisol and stress I worry that even crying in our arms feels like CIO. I worry about what it's doing to her brain, but there doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it. Anyone had a baby like this that turned into a well-adjusted child? I hope?
She would cry when we held her, cry after she ate, cry when we rocked her, and there was no getting her to sleep unless i was wearing her or put her in the car (and sometimes that would even take 2 or 3 hours). I agree with the pp that sometimes baby's (especially ones that are prone to over stimulation) NEED to cry to release pent up energy and stimulation. Imagine if you had been working all day on 8 cups of coffee, and going going going, and seeing new things at every turn, and constant chaos, and then all of a sudden while all of those things are still going on someone told you it was time to go to sleep, oh and you had no idea what sleep even was. As an asult on days like that i have to give myself plenty of wind down time, and read a book and take a warm bath, or i just keep going until i crash, but babies have no way of being able to wind themselves down, so you have to help them, and then its kida left up to the baby to figure it out, and so if they need to cry to let off that last little bit of steam as long as you are there and making the best decisions for your child i think that they will be very well adjusted.