Welp; we took Kase to the dr last week to go over a few "concerns" we had, and Colic was confirmed. Poor thing has a difficult time going to the potty, and grunts and fusses alot. We found out that's a part of colic and there's just nothing we can do about it! The worst part is, seeing him in discomfort and not being able to really alleviate or help him. Also a part of being colicky, is having feeding issues. Im breast-feeding and he seems to always be hungry and not getting enough! We're supplementing with formula every once and a while (especially when we're out and about and Im not able to breast-feed!), and he seems to do really well on a bottle.
Edwin's helping out tremendously. Im able to go to sleep around 9 or 10pm, and he'll stay up with him in the family room, as late as 2am! Then I have a few hours of uninterrupted sleep, and Im able to handle waking up every hour a little more gracefully! Yes; every hour. Its rare to have more than 1 1/2 hours of straight sleep with him. The only bummer is usually around 5:30 or 6:00, Kase is really fussy and wont stay asleep in his bassinet! BOO
Have any of you had a colicky baby? We purchased a book our doctor recommended, so I'm looking forward to reading it. We heard swaddling helps, but Kase is very hot natured and doesn't really like being bundled! We've found different holding positions help when he's upset, and we're trying Gripe Water for a few days, to see if it alleviates any symptoms. When it comes down to it, we just have a few months ahead of us, to do the best we can!
In the end, we're really thankful that we have a healthy baby, and we're in love with him; despite his grunts and fussiness!
On another note, we're under contract on a new house! It happened very quickly and we're really excited about the move (same city; kids dont have to change schools). The house just seems to be perfect and meet our needs of a family of 6! Pictures to come soon!