Cate seems to have entered the colic stage, so our evenings are filled with much screaming. I’m not sure why she’s ok in the morning, but there you go. Anyway, since colic seems to be gas related, this is a good example of how Dave and I are spending an awful lot of our time right now:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbECyITAK-c
I’m not sure if anyone else will find that nearly as funny as I do, probably because I’m completely exhausted, and because I suddenly have a great appreciation for the few non-screamy moments that we get right now.
Oh, and yes, we are trying a few things to ease her discomfort – peppermint candies dissolved in water seem to help (sugar water is a laxative, peppermint is a tummy soother), as do the infant gas relief drops in her bottles. And I’ve gone back to trying some of the tricks from The Happiest Baby on the Block, but that only seems to work for a couple of minutes, and then she’ll start screaming again. Dave says that you can practically watch her mind going, “Hmm, this is ok. Let’s see… am I still upset? Why yes, I think I am. Waaaaahhhhh!!!!”
So yeah, that’s fun.