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we have a lot of calm babies!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Is it just me? or does it seem like we have a lack of colicky babies (NO COMPLAINTS!) It just seems like all the babies in this group are very laid back and happy, is colick just exagerated? because I feel like I heard about it ALL the time while I was pregnant, and I was terrified that our baby would be fussy

post #2 of 14

sure does seem that way! i expected "worse" (knock on wood!) and have been pleasantly surprised :)

post #3 of 14

I'm very happy with my baby's demeanor.  He cries but it's always for a reason, he's hungry or needs a diaper change, as soon as it;s taken care of he's sweet as can be.  The crying doesn't happen all that often either, maybe cuz I'm always nursig him :)  He has a super loud cry though, so when he wants something you know it! 

 

I hope that they're all so easy because we're doing everything right.

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mugglesmom View Post

I hope that they're all so easy because we're doing everything right.



Let's go with that! haha

post #5 of 14

I've actually never had a colicky baby so I don't know what that's like but it doesn't sound too fun.......J is very mellow but gets startled by loud noises. That's about it. Oh and he doesn't like cold wipes (the wipe warmer got unplugged and the wipes were cold).

post #6 of 14
I too am impressed by how calm Kayden is. He definitely is gassy sometimes but really I think he is a pretty calm and easy baby. Though I don't have anything else to compare him to smile.gif I sure hope when we have baby #2 he or she is this easy as well!!
post #7 of 14

Aoife is quite calm, usually only cries for a reason.

 

She does often wake up screaming from naps though.  I can't figure it out.  It's like she's not even quite awake, eyes shut but she's screaming.  Once I get to actually wake up she's totally fine.  It never happens at night.

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by rducky View Post

Aoife is quite calm, usually only cries for a reason.

 

She does often wake up screaming from naps though.  I can't figure it out.  It's like she's not even quite awake, eyes shut but she's screaming.  Once I get to actually wake up she's totally fine.  It never happens at night.



Arlo does this too. His eyes are closed and he, like, scream/whimpers. Sometimes he stays asleep tho, but sometimes it's waking up. He's a grumpy waker upper :)

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

By screaming do y'all mean crying?  Asher wakes up and talks/squeals/yells sometimes, but it's like he's just telling a great story, sometimes he talks himself back to sleep, sometimes it progresses to crying which is when I go get him up

post #10 of 14
Kayden gets gassy in his sleep and thrashes and whines a bit. I too let him sleep through it unless he wakes himself up and cries. Usually he calms down if I put my hand lightly on his tummy, and often he calms down on his own even before I have a chance to do that.
post #11 of 14
I'll be the dissenter, LOL. I think those of us (maybe just me??) with the fussy babies have trouble replying to threads!!! I am too busy juggling/trying to get him to nurse/cleaning up to type.

Maddox is tough. Nursing him is difficult-he latches, sucks a couple times, tries to pull my nipple off by clamping and stretching it, unlatches and cries. Lather, rinse, repeat, again and again. He will do it so much that I have to hand him off if DH is home because it hurts so much. He absolutely has to be held every single second-like I have trouble getting dressed and eating breakfast. He must be facing out. And don't sit down. AND he doesn't like being worn. He will have roughly 10 minutes of happiness in the morning, then if I'm lucky, 10 more minutes in the evening. I wouldn't call him colicky as it goes on all day. Oh yeah, and his sleep has deteriorated and he will now only nap if DH or I am holding him. My other 2 kids have really gotten neglected as there is never a time that M is not in my arms or on me-I can't play games with them and even reading to them is hard because M will often wake up in the carrier when I stop moving.

And he is now waking up cuz I'm typing so....gotta go!
post #12 of 14



 

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Originally Posted by Curlyfry7 View Post

I'll be the dissenter, LOL. I think those of us (maybe just me??) with the fussy babies have trouble replying to threads!!! I am too busy juggling/trying to get him to nurse/cleaning up to type.
Maddox is tough. Nursing him is difficult-he latches, sucks a couple times, tries to pull my nipple off by clamping and stretching it, unlatches and cries. Lather, rinse, repeat, again and again. He will do it so much that I have to hand him off if DH is home because it hurts so much. He absolutely has to be held every single second-like I have trouble getting dressed and eating breakfast. He must be facing out. And don't sit down. AND he doesn't like being worn. He will have roughly 10 minutes of happiness in the morning, then if I'm lucky, 10 more minutes in the evening. I wouldn't call him colicky as it goes on all day. Oh yeah, and his sleep has deteriorated and he will now only nap if DH or I am holding him. My other 2 kids have really gotten neglected as there is never a time that M is not in my arms or on me-I can't play games with them and even reading to them is hard because M will often wake up in the carrier when I stop moving.
And he is now waking up cuz I'm typing so....gotta go!


 

I'm sorry you're having such tough time.  Fosston doesn't nap at all and he only likes to worn by dad for the most part, but he does want to be held all the time.  I just end up sitting in fort of the TV or computer nursing him pretty much all day so he'll get some sleep and I can use both hands.  I guess he doesn't seem that fussy because I have no other responsibilities other than him so I have the luxury of sitting around tending to his every whim.  If I had other children or other responsibilities I'm guessing I wouldn't think he was very easy.  You're doing a lot more than I am. 

 

 

 

PS my house is a total sty and we get take out more than I'd like to admit :) 
 

 

post #13 of 14
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PS my house is a total sty and we get take out more than I'd like to admit :)  

 



truedat.gif   i recently took the plunge and just saved the # for pizza on my phone, why fight it? :)

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Curlyfry7 View Post

I'll be the dissenter, LOL. I think those of us (maybe just me??) with the fussy babies have trouble replying to threads!!! I am too busy juggling/trying to get him to nurse/cleaning up to type.
Maddox is tough. Nursing him is difficult-he latches, sucks a couple times, tries to pull my nipple off by clamping and stretching it, unlatches and cries. Lather, rinse, repeat, again and again. He will do it so much that I have to hand him off if DH is home because it hurts so much. He absolutely has to be held every single second-like I have trouble getting dressed and eating breakfast. He must be facing out. And don't sit down. AND he doesn't like being worn. He will have roughly 10 minutes of happiness in the morning, then if I'm lucky, 10 more minutes in the evening. I wouldn't call him colicky as it goes on all day. Oh yeah, and his sleep has deteriorated and he will now only nap if DH or I am holding him. My other 2 kids have really gotten neglected as there is never a time that M is not in my arms or on me-I can't play games with them and even reading to them is hard because M will often wake up in the carrier when I stop moving.
And he is now waking up cuz I'm typing so....gotta go!


That was totally my DS1 (except the nursing, that got sorted out in the first month).  Thank goodness he loved being worn or I would have lost my mind.  You have my deepest sympathy.  High needs babies are incredibly hard work.  My DS1 definitely wasn't colicky because I could always do something to make him happy, but I always had to make him happy.  Needless to say, by the end of the first year I was exhausted.  I can't imagine that with two other kiddos... :-(

 

Xevan is a good happy baby although he's teething pretty good right now so he's getting a little more fussy.  In comparison to DS1 though, it's like night and day.  Even when Xev is fussy I can still set him down and, as long as we aren't in the car, he doesn't meltdown like his big brother would have.  And while both boys only cry when their needs aren't being met quickly enough, Xev has considerably less needs than his big brother.  Which is so freaking awesome for me.  

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