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All through my pregnancy my baby boy was so mellow. I was SURE he would come out and be a zen baby. But...he's been a real grump since day 1. We actually call him Mr. Grumps. He fusses a lot and escalates SO quickly to a full-on scream. He needs to be held non-stop and isn't a great sleeper. He's SO different than what I expected. And very different than my daughter was a newborn.<br><br>
I am in love with him nonetheless and believe him to be the cutest boy ever born <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Anyone else have a fussy babe? Or do you have a little one different than you expected?
 

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Hey hon! Your new DS sounds like my 3yo DD. She just didn't like being away from my arms. Even DH was not okay for very long. Just me. She slept on me or in my arms/on boppy for about 3 mos. Riiight. She just needed a long time to get over not being in my womb. She was pissed about it.<br><br>
Poor Mr. Grumps (and you)!
 

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Hey friend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> How are you doing/feeling?<br><br>
So you had a grumpy one, too? It's been hard to get anything done or spend a lot of time one on one with dd, but I do love holding my little grump. He is so happy when he's with me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yep. I have a Mr. Grumps too. Sounds really similar to your ds. Mine is due to reflux & has, but sometimes he's just fussy. I can rarely put him down during the day, & he's not too keen on the baby carrier yet. He's happiest when bf (which is constantly). Love the lil guy, but it makes some days really long. He gets better every day. Hang in there & know that someone else knows what you're going thru.<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><i>Posted via Mobile Device</i></span>
 

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My DD was like this. She was so loud and BOSSY about what she wanted. We had days where we called her "Tallulah" b/c we thought she surely had an alternate ego. It actually did help us keep our wits about us b/c high-needs babies can be so draining. But OH MY GOODNESS their love is just as dramatic as their grump.
 

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Thanks for understanding, mams.<br><br>
mayday, I've been wondering if my little guy has reflux. He had some other issues that were causing some pukage but now that his congestion has cleared up, I'm wondering if he might have reflux. If I lay him down after he eats, he pukes it up. He's also really gassy. He hates being put down but will sleep like an angel when I'm holding him. How did you know that your guy had reflux?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DD was like this. She was so loud and BOSSY about what she wanted. We had days where we called her "Tallulah" b/c we thought she surely had an alternate ego. It actually did help us keep our wits about us b/c high-needs babies can be so draining. But OH MY GOODNESS their love is just as dramatic as their grump.</div>
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Hey now...my Tallulah is pretty easy peasy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">!<br>
Thats funny you gave your DD that as her alter ego nn...kinda random from what her name is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My little Tallu is very mellow, reminds me of a quiert watchful bunny or a doe with her big eyes. Bless her heart, she thanks to her brother has already had a hospital stay and a bronchial infection but even when she couldn't breathe and had to be suctioned, still remained a happy camper.<br><br>
Now my son is another story. I love him to bits but he has always been a real drama llama and had to always be right w me.<br>
I always coslept w him or had him on me in a wrap.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey now...my Tallulah is pretty easy peasy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">!<br>
Thats funny you gave your DD that as her alter ego nn...kinda random from what her name is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My little Tallu is very mellow, reminds me of a quiert watchful bunny or a doe with her big eyes. Bless her heart, she thanks to her brother has already had a hospital stay and a bronchial infection but even when she couldn't breathe and had to be suctioned, still remained a happy camper.<br><br>
Now my son is another story. I love him to bits but he has always been a real drama llama and had to always be right w me.<br>
I always coslept w him or had him on me in a wrap.</div>
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I thought of you when I posted this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I LOVE the name Tallulah b/c to me it sounds like such a powerful name; you almost have to use an exclamation point when you say it! That's why we used it for her alter ego b/c it is such a powerful force which is what Ev was when she was on a rampage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
DD had terrible GERD. For her the telltale signs were an arched back after and during eating, she would NOT sleep on her back or allow us to put her on her back, she spit up unbelievable amounts so she was a slow gainer, and feeding her was a lesson in patience as she screamed a lot and was generally so fussy.
 

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How about trying homeopathic colic "medicine"? I just ordered mine from Amazon and another from Vitacost.com (my little one is fussy as well). She cries a lot and wiggles during and after eating. She also will go from zero to sixty with seemingly mellow mood to screaming bloody murder. Basically, I just feel so sad for her since I know she's in pain! Both of my first two had the same thing and of course they outgrew it after a couple months as everyone said they would, but that doesn't help in the moment...<br><br>
Colic/fussiness, to me, means something is wrong and I feel like I have to try to fix it. First working on her eating and sleep positioning, trying the homepathic stuff next, then changing my diet further (no wheat, milk, soy, etc.) if needed.<br><br>
I hope your little one feels better soon!
 
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