mama to dd20, ds17, dd6, with a new little person on the way!
I never understood this with the last kid, but OMG when they cry non stop, just do whatever to get through it. Trying to help them not cry but if they are going to regardless at least help your own sanity
: Mother (4/11/06) to Josephine and (4/23/09) to Oliver and baby (due June 1st)
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Babies: Angel (6/29/02), Tiberius (3/8/11), Lillianna (12/27/11)
No, don't feel guilty. Murph is right.
DS1 cried so much I thought I'd go insane. Sometimes there was just nothing anybody could do. I say... check everything you can think of, hold her for a while, and then check again. If you keep trying new things and don't rest, you'll wear yourself out. You are trying your best.
For about 2-3 weeks, the only way to get LO to sleep was to hold while he screamed himself to sleep. I could walk, rock, shush, swaddle, etc....but he would fuss annd cry for hours (sometimes as long as 9 hours straight without sleeping), but if I stopped trying and just held him while he screamed (and I mean top of the lungs screaming), he woould fall asleep after 20-40 minutes.
Honestly, I hated it, but knew I was doing everything I could for him, and would hold him and usually cry myself while he did it.
Once we got the right amount of Zantac for his reflux and started allowing him to sleep on his tummy, the screaming has stopped and he cries sooooo much less.
Sending lots of hugs to you and Miss K.
Sometimes you can find things other than holding that work. Sometimes you just gotta do what works. Car rides, vibrating seats, swings, ect. You just need to make sure you don't abuse mom substitutes.
: Grandmother , 3 Adult Sons
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