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I forgot just how hard the new born stage is!

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Dizzywhore Fri 15-Aug-14 17:07:16

The crying on the crying!! When does it getting easier?! DS is 4 weeks old

soaccidentprone Fri 15-Aug-14 17:25:36

You have my every sympathy. Thank god I am past that stage, though I remember pacing up and down, round and round the living room, singing my own made up song (which was basically, if you don't stop crying and go to sleep, then I'll take you out and leave you somewhere - or words to that effectwink).

Ds2 didn't sleep for longer than 2 hours at a time until he was 6 months old. I thought I was going to die of sleep exhaustion (if that's possible). I looked after my friends dd when she was 12 months (just over 2 years ago), from 8 till 5.30. I was absolutely shattered at the end of the day.

Every baby is an individual, and what works for one baby, doesn't mean it will work for another. And even if it works one day, that doesn't ensure it will work again.

Be kind to yourself. It's still early days. Dh used to take ds2 put for a walk round the block when he was tiny, just so that I could have a bath and 1/2 hour to myself. He slept in the pram if you walked, but as soon as you stopped, even to cross the road, he would wake up and start crying again.

If ds1 had been like that, I would have had implantsgrin

There was one particular song which stopped ds2 from crying, but he also had to be in his bouncy chair, being gently rocked at the same time. It's amazing how adept you get at being able to eat your tea and also rock a bouncy chair with your foot, whilst chatting to ds1 about school, dh about work, and the cats (about nothing in particular).

soaccidentprone Sat 16-Aug-14 11:44:43

and it's such an war piercing cry too hmm

Is there someone who could give you a couple of hours respite so that you can get some sleep or rest?

SproutsMa Sat 16-Aug-14 12:44:54

My son did this too - turned out he was hungry :/ Are you BF or FF?

I feel for you hun!

Dizzywhore Sat 16-Aug-14 22:38:32

Looks like the poor little thing has reflux. Totally gutted as my DD had it so I know just how horrible it can get and how long it lasts. She had it for 7 months and ended up in hospital twice.
Can't believe we have to go through it all again. sad

Poor you! I don't know if you're bf or ff but we ff and we had luck with the aptamil reflux stuff with our dd when she had it.

Dizzywhore Sun 17-Aug-14 21:36:25

Thank you! I was going to give that a go but waiting to see what the paediatrician says tomorrow. X

Ijustworemytrenchcoat Tue 19-Aug-14 19:05:28

Huge sympathies. Reflux is awful for the baby and soul destroying for the parent changing sheets and clothes AGAIN at 4 in the morning.

Echoing SproutsMa could he be hungry? I don't know how you're feeding but if I could go back in time I would feed my poor baby instead of obsessing with trying to make breastfeeding work when it so obviously wasn't going to.

Sootball Tue 19-Aug-14 19:09:01

Definitely a war cry.

brew ans sympathies

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