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I do, and I wasn't expecting it. Figures my last baby has to be more, um, should I say...demanding. I wouldn't classify it as colicky, but difficult.
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Our little guy just started fussing. The first several weeks he was perfect and whined very little. Now he is quite bit more vocal. Hopefully its just a growth spurt!

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aaa yes! zenon is so fussy lately...gassy i think. so i was started to cut out certain foods until i stumbled upon a website about milk oversupply. he fits all of the symptoms of that... i'm doing what i can--i just have to be patient until about 12 weeks when my milk is supposed to regulate better.

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Honestly I think most babies are pretty fussing starting at 3 weeks and until about 9 weeks or so. But that is just my observation. However, this little guy is far more content than his older sister was.

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DS has a super fussy time from about 9pm-11:30pm when he finally goes to sleep. It peaked around 6 weeks. He was just inconsolable. Now I just nurse nurse nurse him through that time, but he's still fussy, just not screaming his head off. He's also fussy when I take him out on errands, like we just cannot do a trip to Target without him wigging out. I think it's because he likes to nurse every hour and I'm depriving him of his precious boobie. Today I gave up and nursed him at Target and he was super happy after that.
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DS has a super fussy time from about 9pm-11:30pm when he finally goes to sleep. It peaked around 6 weeks. He was just inconsolable. Now I just nurse nurse nurse him through that time, but he's still fussy, just not screaming his head off. He's also fussy when I take him out on errands, like we just cannot do a trip to Target without him wigging out. I think it's because he likes to nurse every hour and I'm depriving him of his precious boobie. Today I gave up and nursed him at Target and he was super happy after that.
9-11:30, right there with ya! Otherwise he doesn't fuss much.
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Caroline is fine as long as i am holding her.. sometimes with daddy to lol
she is very fussy tho from 8 pm till 10 when she goes to sleep and i too just nurse nurse nurse thru it even tho my boobs start to feel deflated lol she will even nurse cry nurse cry but the rest of the day she is fine!! and when we are out as long as she is in the sling she will sleep the whole time!

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and when we are out as long as she is in the sling she will sleep the whole time!
Wow! Johnny needs to take sling lessons from her He is ok in it for a bit but then he wants to be upright on my shoulder...so I walk around wearing the sling and holding the baby (who is not in the sling)...
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Honestly I think most babies are pretty fussing starting at 3 weeks and until about 9 weeks or so. But that is just my observation. However, this little guy is far more content than his older sister was.
well, neither one of my other 2 were this difficult. DH even agrees. He cries a lot and I'm constantly trying to figure out what's wrong. My 2nd DC slept for 3 months... my 1st DC ate and slept the 1st 3 months. THis one, well, cries and fusses. Plus, my babe's been like this and he's only 2 weeks old. I'm constantly carrying him in my sling or feeding him. Even still.... I'm starting to wonder if he's colicky, but he doesn't follow the normal pattern of one.
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well she needs to have a talk with him lol,
i wear her upright against my chest not in cradle hold.. have you tried that?
the local LLL group is having an enrichment meeting on weds the 30th for baby wearing, don't know if you get the email but i can send you the info if ya wanna come



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Wow! Johnny needs to take sling lessons from her He is ok in it for a bit but then he wants to be upright on my shoulder...so I walk around wearing the sling and holding the baby (who is not in the sling)...

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well she needs to have a talk with him lol,
i wear her upright against my chest not in cradle hold.. have you tried that?
the local LLL group is having an enrichment meeting on weds the 30th for baby wearing, don't know if you get the email but i can send you the info if ya wanna come
I would love to come! Please send me the info.. if it is easiest for you to forward the email thats fine jhburgos@verizon.net ..maybe we can learn something! I have not tried to put him in the sling that way..maybe I can see how you do it..it sounds like he would like that better.
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ok email on the way

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My baby is somewhat fussy too. Not too terrible, but definitely not as content as my dd was.
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Can fuss really have a pattern already? Any suggestions. Usually he eats, stays awake and 45 minutes into awake time he just fusses. Cries, whimpers and fusses. He doesn't want to nurse and he only sometimes does better if I sling him...aghhh...he is definitely growing up!

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I don't know. Mine follows the same pattern, but turns into screaming crying. I'm one of those mammas who'd rather "spoil" the child than hear them scream. However sometimes though I just can't figure it out, and it gets so freaking frustrating!!

plus I thought colick typically doesn't start till the babies are 3 weeks or 6 weeks?? I can't remember as I've never had one (yet)
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aaa yes! zenon is so fussy lately...gassy i think. so i was started to cut out certain foods until i stumbled upon a website about milk oversupply. he fits all of the symptoms of that... i'm doing what i can--i just have to be patient until about 12 weeks when my milk is supposed to regulate better.
what is the weblink for this???? I feel like maybe this is our problem?? Gianna likes to comfort nurse, but my milk always lets down which leads to one of 2 things: her screaming her head off and my milk spraying everywhere OR she continues to nurse quietly and lets all the milk dribble out of her mouth. It's pretty much pointless to take showers
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My sweet little guy is SO fussy...has been since week 2.5. He used to scream his head off until I discovered the magic of Baby Bliss Gripe Water. Now he's more high-maintenance than colicky.

And from 7-10 every evening...oy. Such a handful!
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My other 2 weren't colicky. I do believe that this one is. He fits the profile. LEt me tell you, I don't wish this on anyone!! It seems like I can't ever put him down, even then so, he has to be held a certain way. that's just the beginning of it. On top of this, my 21 month old will pinch him whenever he gets a chance to.
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OMGosh, I need to be in this club. Daniel is extremely fussy.I'd type more, but i'm nak and it's difficult.

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Mine has become this in the past few weeks... She was such a mellow baby, I don't know what happened!! Now she's gotten, hum, very needy : I know it's not colic since she doesn't scream for a few hours in a row, but she cries. A lot. Thank goodness she sleeps well at night, or I'd be going bonker!!

She doesn't want to be put down and even in my arms she's not that content. And there are times where I just can't figure out how to make her happy... Ds was like that too, actually he was even worst, so I shouldn't complain too much
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nak

Daniel was baptized yesterday and screamed the entire time.

He just seems to have a hard time getting "organized". The vastness of the world seems to freak him out, and he's happiest in the sling or swaddled or sleeping in the swing with it on high speed.

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ok, so I really shouldn't classify him as being colicky, but VERY high maintainence and demanding. I can't put him down, constantly wants to eat, sometimes loves the swing, sometimes hates it, ditto with the sling, bouncy seat, etc. Screams ..cries ..screams ..cries.. fussy ..fussy.. fussy. Then looks like an angel and makes it all worth it :

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figures my last baby has to have special needs that I just can't figure out.

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Screams ..cries ..screams ..cries.. fussy ..fussy.. fussy. Then looks like an angel and makes it all worth it :
LOL. This is so true.
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I asked for a princess, I got one, and boy are they demanding.... She wants to be home, in our bed by at least 7... no to sleep, to be in charge of course.. typical woman...lol

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Yes, but I know his incision still hurts him and he has intestinal damage so he gets bad gas cramps. For all he has been through Zann is not as fussy as I would expect. But from 6-8 pm watch out. Once the lasix starts pulling off the fluid he is much more content
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well, we haven't had any cranky/fussy issues now for about 2 weeks. When he was 2-4 weeks, it was bad, but after 5 weeks, he's been great! He's almost 8 weeks old now, and started sleeping from 10pm-4am at 6 weeks, then last night he slept from 10pm-6am, so we're getting there. Such a good baby now, almost feel guilty for complaining about him.....
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