I’m a Bundle of Tears

This pregnancy has turned me into such a Weepy Wanda (I just made that up.  Sorry to all the Wandas out there.)

I didn’t cry this much when I was pregnant with C.  Sure, every Hallmark commercial made me tear up.  But that’s normal! ;)

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Help! My Kid Hates Tummy Time

C has always hated tummy time.  Even though he’s going to be six months old this week, he still cries about 75% of the time we put him on his belly.  Our latest gimmick is turning the tv on so that he can look at it when he lifts himself up far enough.  Not something I’m proud of (I’m a strong believer in the recent studies recommending no screen time before age 2), but I just can’t figure out a way to get him to like it.

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Losing My Mind

Today, C is only happy while being held in a standing-up position.  You’d think he’d be happy standing in his exersaucer.  Nope.  You’d think he’d be happy playing in his gym (his absolute favorite toy).  Nope.  Is he hungry?  No, recently ate.  Does he need a diaper change?  No, recently pooped.  Is he tired?  No, he just took a two hour nap while being held because he would NOT stop crying in his pack n play.

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Get Me Outta Here!

Ever have one of those days that make you want to run far, far away?

Yup, it’s one of those days.  And it’s only 12:48pm.

C has been crying constantly for hours.  He’s been fed twice, changed multiple times, rocked, put in his bouncy seat, etc. etc. etc….

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C Has Colic…

…but at least he’s healthy.  The pediatrician did a head-to-toe check of C today and told us that we have a normal, healthy, fussy baby.  It will only get worse before it improves.  Apparently, research shows that babies peak in fussiness at about 2 months of age.

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Off to the Pediatrician Tomorrow…

My poor little C has been crying A LOT in the past two days.  I don’t know if it’s a reaction to his Zantac, an ear infection, or something else.  It’s strange to us that he’s having a difficult time calming down when we hold him.  That’s usually what he wanted when he cried.  He loves being held.

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Crying It Out

At C’s 2-week appointment, the pediatrician drew us a chart.  It was a bell curve, warning that a baby will peak in fussiness at 2 months of age before improving.  I can already see that we’re making our way up that curve.

The past two mornings, C woke up relatively early (around 6am) and wouldn’t go back to sleep.  Instead, he cried.  And cried.  And cried.

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Infant Acid Reflux?

It’s so difficult watching your 2-week-old baby look at you with a pained expression while he’s crying inconsolably.

I think C has acid reflux, and it seems to get worse every day.  He has a desperate pain cry after eating and arches his back in pain.  He cries for a long time and his pain often wakes him up.  He’s most comfortable sleeping on our chests because he can be upright.  He gags, vomits and gets the hiccups all the time.  I want to cry when he’s crying.  It’s so sad that I can’t make it better.

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The Rise and Fall of Superwoman

I totally felt like Superwoman yesterday.  Today…not so much.  Now I understand what people mean about the highs and lows of caring for a newborn.  Early this morning, I came down with either the flu or some kind of food poisoning, so I’m not at my best today to begin with.  I have to admit, heaving less than two weeks after a c-section is quite painful.  :-/

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A Bottle Dilemma

Since I purchased the Philips Avent Isis breast pump, I also decided to go with the Avent bottles.  While I love how easy they are to use (and convenient, considering the pump is the same brand), C seems to be swallowing a lot of air.  It breaks my heart when he gets his “gas cry” after eating.  I want to make it go away!  I read about Tommee Tippee bottles, which are supposedly great for breastfeeding and gassy babies.  I ordered them through Amazon Prime and they should be here on Wednesday – I wish they’d get here even sooner!

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Sad Movie

Just a warning… if you have pregnancy hormones raging through your body, I would not recommend watching “Love Happens” with Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart.  I enjoyed the movie, but was crying like a baby.  It’s all about overcoming grief, particularly in Eckhart’s case with the death of his spouse.

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Spontaneous Crying

Have any of you pregnant ladies burst out in tears without warning?

The other day, we came back from our three-week trip visiting family out of state.  While we were there, our families threw us baby showers, which was awesome!  There were still some big things we needed, including our high chair that happened to match the pack ‘n’ play that we received.  We had seen it on display at the Babies R Us location there, but I decided not to purchase it there because it was still available online.  Well…once we got home, it was no longer available online.  We drove 1.5 hours to the nearest Babies R Us/Toys R Us combined store only to discover that the combined stores have a terribly limited selection.  When the hubster and I got to the high chair/stroller aisle and saw that there were only 3 high chairs and about 6 strollers to choose from, I burst into tears.

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