Sunday, March 7, 2010

Re-Thinking Things

Okay, what is my problem?? Why am I taking this colic thing so hard?! Things could be so much worse. My sister just shared with me an awesome article by a pediatrician whose fourth child started her life just like my Eli is now! The title of the article is "Re-Thinking Fussy Babies". So much great information to consider, but the golden nugget I take from it is that I need to change my thinking.

About a month ago my spirits started falling big time and I have now found myself in exhaustion/frustration/resentment mode, and I hate it! I hate being totally in love with my baby one minute, then totally frustrated and upset with him the next!

So instead of thinking of him as a fussy, challenging baby, I am going to start thinking of him as a "high needs" baby. He needs extra love, extra holding, extra patience, and as his blessed mother, it is my job to give it to him with a grateful heart!

My hope is that if I look at the situation differently, I will have the energy and the patience to give Eli just what he needs. Now that's the kind of Mama I want to be!

Here is a video of a happy moment with my sweet boy, and a look inside of what I have to put up with from his father...

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1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you and remembering my own days spent wrestling with some of the same things you are. I know these are not easy days for you, but right now I'm adding my prayers to yours in hope for the days to come. I should say "high-needs" babies seem to become amazingly passionate two-year-olds who are full of life.