Sunday, May 18, 2008

Calgon Take Me Away...

I'm beginning to think that these babies have the dreaded "c" word.......Colic. It seems that at 9:00pm each night, a switch flips and these precious little babies, turn into non stop crying machines. They cry if they are hungry, they cry when the are full, if I hold them, if I don't. NOTHING works. This continues on for about 5 hours before they settle down. On the bright side...Ha! Funny to think that there is a bright side to twins having colic, but there is. It seems like they alternate nights, so, 2 babies, sharing 1 case of colic? Who knows if that's possible but that's the best I could come up with at 1:30 this morning, when I felt like banging my head against the wall.

Honestly, I have never felt more helpless in my life. I feel torn between wanting to do everything I can to calm them down and sooth them, and getting my keys and going for a long drive....

This to shall pass, this to shall pass........ Right?

12 comments:

random_mommy said...

ACK!!! It may not be colic... we went through a period with each kid where they were grumpy/crying/gassy and wondereda bout colic, but then it passed after a few weeks.

I'm available for a sleepover! I don't mind a crying baby at all!

Windy said...

I got pepperment tea when my son had colic gave him a little bit before bed...seemed to help.

Mommapeas said...

Oh no! The word! Maybe it's not. We went through something similar at 5 o'clock every day - around their age. It did pass. Hang in there. I know that's easier said than done right now.

Shelby said...

Disclaimer: I don't actually have children, lol.

BUT, a good friend of mine just had a baby with colic, and as first time parents, they were at the ends of the earth. Here was my mom's suggestion, hoping that it might help...

She said to hold the baby face down in your arms, but sort of apart, like you're hugging someone, but so you can rock. Wow typing this makes me sound crazy! Anway, the point is basically so that gravity releives any pressure on baby's stomach. Apparently, this knocked my sister out for DAYS when she was a baby. Good luck! It'll pass...or you can hire a nanny...haha.

Poodlehead said...

We had this too with Kid #1. From 10 pm until 3 a.m. every night for 6 straight weeks. It was so much harder with her being the first kid because we had no idea what we were doing.

I've heard that warming a towel in the dryer and laying it on their tummy helps. Or to put their pumpkin seat on the dryer (or is it the washer? or is it YOU go on it if you are having sex?). I forget.

Hang on tight. They will grow out of it.

Seis said...

The only thing that helped with F was to let him slep elevated. I think he either slept in the swing or the vibrator chair for three months. My ped. said it was fine as long as he was getting rest. We also tried one of those uber expensive Ambi beds, but he hated that. F had terrible reflux and we had to put him on prevacid, and put creal in his bottle. Tlak to your ped.

Crazy in Alabama said...

Have you ever heard of Gripe Water? I used it for my little one. She has terrible acid reflux and "colic" symptoms from time to time. This stuff worked great. there is a specific brand called "Baby's Bliss" that works great. I get it at a baby furniture store here where I live. Hope it gets better. there is nothing worse than not being able to soothe a hysterical baby.

justmylife said...

Yes, it will pass, as will your memory, not of colic but of the days. My youngest had it from 3pm til 3am, 7 days a week for 3 and a half months! I remember the colic, though I don't remember cooking or cleaning or doing anything else. Good Luck!

Catwoman said...

Little Man went through a phase like that too. Only thing that made him happy? Strapping him in his umbrella stroller and wheeling him around the house for a couple of hours. That's how Sweetie Pie spent his evenings for a number of weeks.

AUbiegirl01 said...

I totally know the feeling! My little one cried for about a month straight....I was ready to sneak out the front door and never come back. I felt like I was losing my mind!! I used some of the gripe water type stuff, all herbal, and it helped her until we found out it was reflux and got some Rx med. Hang in there!!

Princess Motormouth said...

Girl, I am having a horrible flashback to 12.5 yrs ago when my oldest had "extreme colic". Ya, that was the diagnosis-extreme. They didn't have to tell me it was extreme, b/c I was living it, extremely miserable. After about 2days of non-stop screaming & no sleep (for either of us) her ped. gave her liquid Demorol. Well, then she slept for like 12 straight hrs, which was a welcome relief from the sreaming, but I thought, well hell, now I've o.d'd my infant. Her colic was from 4 wks to exactly 4 months old. The only thing that would help her was the "white noise" (what a stupid name)of a vaccum running. You could eat a 5 course meal off my floors back then. Hang in there and resist the urge to bang your head against the wall-it will only give you a headache, believe me!

Lindsay said...

I would have to agree with the last one Princess motormouth. My first one had colic and the vacuum was the only thing that helped. She would shut up instantly and then turn it off and the crying started all over again. I was burning up my vacuum so I recorded it on a tape and that worked great. I think you can buy them now?? I tried the gripe water and it didn't really help for me. She also had projectile vomit. Man could she soak the carpet. My son did too but he didn't have the colic. Hope this helps, it will get better though I promise.