This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Monday, March 16, 2009

Colic

Colic is, arguably, an over-diagnosed condition and, frankly, a word that is attached to just about any baby who cries a lot. There is question as to whether or not "colic" even exists. However, when you have a newborn who cries and screams all the time and, persistently, for at least 3 hours in the evening every day, for weeks at a time...you'll use any word you can to try and express to others the devastation of the reality you are living in.

--And, it's not just us moms who suffer from post-partum depression or "baby blues" with these "colicky" babies...although it doesn't help the situation!

--At our home, we are out of the "colic" stage - Praise God!!! But, I ran across this short article in Babytalk Magazine that sounded so very familiar. There is nothing earth-shattering or even liberating, in this short article...as is the nature and reality of the "colic" situation, but I thought it could be a comfort to someone else. Read, if of interest, or pass along!

http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Health/Can-Colic-Be-Cured

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Very helpful. So glad we did not have this issue with Matthew.

Glad you are out of the woods on this one...

Now what is going to come our way next?! I feel like I am going to be so much better with my next kids. Don't know if you are the oldest, but I am and it explains so much...why I am so controlling, why I over-think everything...it's because everyone kind of messes everything up on their first and gets more and more relaxed with the subsequent children, haha.

oh well...sorry Matthew!