Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bah Humbug

I probably won't be writing much for a while. I've been in a bit of a funk and I don't think it's charitable to share my melancholy during the holiday season. However, I do want to do my duty as a fellow parent and warn anyone out there planning on having two or more kids that having them closer than 3 years apart is a BIG mistake and anyone who says otherwise should be shot on the spot. Same goes for those people who say that the second kid is always easier, more laid back.

Little Fionn still has a very old soul demeanor about him so I don't regret his name, but the calm and easy part quickly went away. Here is a break down of our day:

Crying - 75% Eating - 15% Sleeping - 9.99%
Awake and Quiet - 0.01%

He hates the car, the sling, the pacifier, the swing, bathtime, eating, getting dressed, getting his diaper changed...basically anything you do to keep him alive and try to comfort him. He looks up at me with these huge weepy eyes with an expression that says "Why did you bring me to this earth? Why did you rip me out of the comfortable womb?" And in my exhaustion all I can say is "I don't know little man, I just don't know."

I truly thought he would be an easy baby because Emerson was hard in every way except colic. Instead I got a baby with colic. All the research swears that it goes away after 3 months, so if you want a happy post, you should check back in February. In the meantime Happy Holidays to all and to all some peace and quiet.


  1. Hi Cassi! You sound a bit overwhelmed. I wish I lived closer to just hold the little butterball for you. He is so darn cute!!! ...are you sure he's only eatting 15% of the time??? Griffin was a crier as well and it took us months to figure out he was having belly issues. It wasn't until I changed my diet that he "calmed" down. I can remember those early months so vividly still with him and can only say...it did get better as time went on. I can't wait to meet these little guys and introduce them to Griffin and Gracie. Big hugs to you.

  2. Oh Cassi, I'm so sorry! Lily had colic and refused to sleep and it was the worst! Let me know if you want some friendly company and Lily and I can come to A2 and hang out. At least Lily will keep Emerson occupied for a bit and we can have an adult conversation!

    Miss you!

  3. Oh Cass :(. Well crap. For us, the colic lasted 4 months, I'm sorry. Nothing we did (diet change, etc.) helped (I'll email you).How I DETESTED those days. You are not alone, my dear. They need local support groups for this stuff...Love to you.

  4. I hope things get better very soon. It sounds like you are way too overwhelmed to think of much else outside of parenting and housing. I guess I know now why I haven't heard back from you. I wish I could come and help, but Salt Lake is really far away from Ann Arbor. If only I had enough money and time to fly out there and take on some of the stress for you. My thoughts and wishes are with you and I hope things settle down very, very soon.