Checking In…

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, friends.  If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may have heard me talking about sweet, colicky Molly.  She is the most wonderful baby in the world, except for the fact she cries…all the time:)  She’s a huge momma’s girl, which is sweet, but exhausting.  Last night, I realized that I had only been able to put her down from 1 1/2 hours in the past 24.  And, yes, that means I held her all night, just to stop the crying.  Unfortunately, she won’t always let her daddy or other people hold her which means she’s back to me.  The good news is, I am so in love with that tiny human.  Especially when she shares some smiles with me:)



photo-32Or just hangs out, nice and relaxed:)










It seems we’ve tried all the tricks {changing her positions, gas drops, walking in the Ergo carrier, belly massages, swings, vibrating seats, warm belly bands, momma cutting out dairy, and recently I’ve been adding in some formula for fussiness and gas, along with lots of other stuff} and they are all hit or miss.  Some days one thing works and the next day it doesn’t.  If anyone has the miracle answer-besides just waiting it out for a couple more months-feel free to send it our way:)  Luckily, my mom has been an amazing babysitter and Molly loves being with her so I’ll have some time this weekend to get a few projects done that I’ve had sitting around.  I miss being able to be creative! And I just miss being able to do things with two hands at once so that will be a nice treat:)

Have a great weekend!



  1. My first was colicky. The only thing that stopped him was standing by a running faucet for hours. Our water bill was enormous (sorry Mother), but it eased our suffering, and his, quite a bit.

    Good luck!

  2. Angela Jones says:

    I think it is amazing all the the options you have tried! So many more are available now than when I had my own colicky baby and I think until her little system is able to handle everything this is something you will have to endure! I know how difficult it is; wishing it was you instead of her having the trouble as the hardest thing in the WORLD is watching your baby in any kind of pain; be it this, sick, scrapes and bruises, heartache, etc….this is the world of a mom and you are a wonderful one because it is so easy to see how much you love the tiny precious and will do anything in the world for her!! I feel the same way about my beautiful grandbaby!!!

  3. Jessica says:

    I am sorry that Molly is colicky :( I have no advice to offer, but I am sure that your ability to maintain a positive attitude is helping both of you more than you realize! She is quite adorable! Jay loved seeing these pictures and “awwwed” over every one!! Good Luck!

  4. Hang in there! My 2nd child was colicky and it was terrible. It won’t last forever. :)

  5. My 9 month old daughter Maysie is the same way!!! I have gotten used to the fact that I can put her in the baby carrier and just wear her on my body so that I can get things done around the house. She has learned to crawl and so as long as I am in the same room with her and that I don’t let anyone else hold her she is content. Hang in there!!

  6. Jessica W. says:

    I second the water comment. Not sure my daughter was colicky but she was definitely demanding. One thing that seemed to settle her was water. Listening to water or floating in water. I would fill the bath tub up and sit in it with her. She was happy while we played and usually took a good nap afterwards (usually on me or in the car seat). Hang in there. I admire your positive attitude. It was something I lacked the as first time Mom. Much more relaxed this time around with my son.

  7. Boy, have I been there! My second daughter was super colicky & I was hanging on by a thread. What worked for us was the chiropractor. This also helped a ton with her spitting up. It was waaaaay more than is normal. Don’t worry, they don’t “crack” the baby. Ask around & you should be able to find a good recommendation.

    Good luck!

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