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Sarah ~ ds X 12/05 ~ dd E 3/08 ~ 7/12
Catie - Happy wife to Aaron (01.05), mama to Liam(08.08), and Ian (11.10)! and due Feb 2013 with blessing #3!
J- mama to E (8/08) and C (11/10)
Tincture of time, really. It does pass.
My DS was colicky. We had a lot of luck with reducing stimulation earlier in the day. If he spent a long, long time in the sling napping and nursing close to me, while I was walking around outside and doing active stuff, early in the day, the evenings seemed to be easier. Think continuum concept kind of stuff, where baby is on you while you're in motion most of the day. Tough stuff when you have multiple kiddos, I know, but it can really help.
Lots of time outdoors, and napping in the fresh air, really helped him too. Is the weather halfway decent where you are? DS seemed to sleep much better at night and stay calmer in the evenings, if we spent the days outdoors.
FWIW, DS grew into a really sensitive, dynamic, and cuddly child. He's sensitive, but happy, sweet and loving, and seems to have a deep sense of well-being that I attribute to us working so hard to meet his needs and affirm his self-worth, even when he himself was going to pieces every evening. So take some comfort-- it might seem like nothing you do is working, but it is. Deep down, he's learning that he's loved and cared for and important enough for you to try everything you can think of to help.