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...
Picnic Party with Apple Pie Shakes
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