i just dont know what to do anymore! it seems like she crys allday and at 6am im woken up by screaming..i feel like all this crying has made me feel distant from her..i dont know what to do anymore, i wana curl up in a corner and cry. i do anything wrong move her wrong the chair squeeks the typeing on the keyboard she FREAKS out. it makes me so angry the way i feel i just wana get a new baby..shes so dam needy TO needy, my other two kids were SO not like this. im tierd all day im frustrated with her i hate being frustrated with her or angry at her shes so small and inocent and never did anything wrong but cry. I pray for an extra amount of patience so i dont go out of my MIND. Plz tell me im feeling normal feelings or if i need to check my self into a loony bin....

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 8:47 AM You're normal!!  I'm so sorry that your baby girl is having a rough time.  I have a 2 week old and she is a bit of a handful also.  I have times where I go to her room and lay her in her bed and go outside for a few minutes, or I will catch myself wanting to scream and I remind myself that this will pass and she's just having a hard time and try to remain patient as long as I can, then to her room I go and in the bed she goes and outside I go and I continue to do that until she chills or I have the patience to deal with it.  I'm not sure if that's the best advice, but it works for me.  She is my 4th and only one of my others had colic.  Good luck to you.  You can do it. 

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 8:50 AM

A baby with colic is a challenge.  Remember, this too shall pass.  What you're feeling is normal.  Do you have someone who can help you out with the baby?  Sometimes a short break can do wonders to restore your patience.

I would imagine you've already taken her to the doctor to make sure nothing else is wrong with her.  If it's just colic (I know it seems far bigger than "just"), she'll outgrow it.  Until then, you can try many options to see if any of them help calm her.  With mine, it was a combination of music & soft lights (I kept the miniature christmas lights up her whole first year!).  Car rides or putting her in a car seat on top of the washer or dryer sometimes helped too.


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Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Hang in there.  I remember the physical and emotional feelings of despair when my children were in that stage.  Many times when both of my children were infants and I felt like their cries were like someone putting needles in my ears (and no one else was around), I would separate myself from them.  I made sure the baby had a clean diaper, was fed and I would put him/her down in the crib (where I knew they were safe) and go to a quiet place to read something peaceful and do some deep breathing.  Sometimes there IS nothing you can do, which was the difficult part.  Its okay...hugs, hugs, hugs.

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