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Aiden is 10 Weeks Old

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I can't believe how fast time is flying by. Aiden is already 10 weeks old and he now weighs 13 lbs and has really filled out. He looks so different. We still aren't sure who he looks like now, but when he was born he was definitely Daddy's mini-me. Though he is now getting more of my colour and his brown hair is getting streaks of red, most definitely from his Mommy.

Aiden is still very coliky. I never wrote about that before because I almost felt guilty to be talking about having trouble with my baby when he's our miracle and I should be so grateful that he is here. But a wonderful Spark friend as well as Aiden's pediatrician and my OB all said that it is normal and that feeling frustrated when you are not getting any sleep and your baby screams almost the entire day would upset any new Mom. I almost felt like my failed attempts to comfort him during his crying fits that could sometimes continue the entire day were a sign that I had no idea what I was doing and was a horrible Mom. But I"m gradually learning that it is not my fault and his most recent giggles and smiles are proving that he does love me and I must be doing something right.

Rather than screaming all day now he has now developed a routine of screaming from 3 pm - 11 pm which is a lot better because at least my husband is home with me for most of that time so I'm not alone and we can take turns. He's also starting to sleep at night for about 2 hours at a time so it's getting a little easier to handle the daily crying fits now that I'm not as tired as I was at the beginning when he had his days and nights reversed.

Despite his colic we are SOOOOO happy that he is here, though I"m looking forward for this phase to pass.

Here are some recent pictures of my little guy.

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    I went through colic with my oldest son. It seems like it will go on forever, but it doesn't last that long really. It's hard to hear them crying and nothing seems to help. I'm sure you are great parents!
    1956 days ago
    I just love seeing that happy smile on your face and your hubby's face and your beautiful son...what a wonderful testimony to your courage to keep on keeping on, and God's goodness...Yippy...Your long last cry out to the Lord is fulfilled in your little guy...Victory!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love you J...keep the photos coming...I beam everytime I see you and your sweet family...get some rest are blessed!
    Love you
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    1957 days ago
    My son also did a lot of crying at first and yes, I also cried my eyeballs out and thought I was going to be the world's worst mother. I mean, how could I, his mother, not figure out how to make him stop crying? We all know that feeling. The only good thing is that it does pass fairly quickly. But that is one of the reasons I decided not to have another child.
    1961 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Aw, I love the pictures!
    Yes, please share and talk about this, because it will help you. Don't even feel guilty. Colic just seems to "happen". I had this issue with both of my boys (but not my daughter). One thing I tried with my youngest was Gripe Water. It didn't always work, but sometimes it did. That "sometimes" period was worth it to us!!
    Are you nursing? If not, does it have to do with an allergy to his formula by chance?

    Best of luck to you. I'm here for you...anytime you need to vent!!
    Hang in there mom, you're doing wonderfully!!
    1962 days ago
    What a beautiful, beautiful child you have. Such a sweet miracle has come into your life and you are being a great mom. Never doubt yourself. Things will get better. God bless your wonderful little family!!!!
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    1964 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    You are a beautiful family.
    My daughter's baby is colicky as well. You are doing a great job as a mom, you love your boy, care more about him than your own self, and you are taking care. It is normal for colic, and it is normal for a tired new mom to feel like she is failing. But you are not. He will outgrow it. It will come. God bless you.
    1965 days ago
    I'm so glad to read this! You're doing awesome! xoxo
    1965 days ago
  • ASL191
    Loving the pics, new borns are never easy, at least now he is settling into a pattern so you kind of know what is coming up.

    Have fun with him!

    Thinking of you loads, I have two mums in my class who are due now, one two weeks over and being induced tonight and one in SLOW labour that has been going on for three days and she is still picking up her daughter! Back at work for me!
    1965 days ago
    Jenna, I know where you are coming from. My son did the same thing and he had projectile vomiting. I was so frustrated! I felt like it would never end and that he'd go off to school screaming!!! emoticon When it didn't stop, the pediatrician finally gave him something to calm his stomach. And you are completely normal. I remember him crying and me crying laying on the floor thinking I was the worst mother in the whole world. I told the peditrician that and he sat down with me and told me that every mother feels that at some time or another.
    He is such a blessing to you and your DH. Always remember that you can come here and "tell" us everything!!! emoticon
    1965 days ago
  • 40_4ME4FAMILY
    So sweet! Love the pics. Jenna-they should tell you at the hospital you are normal if you are tired and angry. My little man has dealt with colic a couple times now, a horrid case of thrush that took 2 rounds of antibiotics to's hard to see your little guy starved and then just scream and refuse breast and bottle. I went 3 days once w/o sleep. I wondered what the heck I had gotten myself into. 14 years of wanting a baby, and then feeling like a failure. In reality, what I was feeling was normal. It's hard to be on top of anything when you are exhausted! I hope your little guy starts to feel better and you get more sleep soon. It was like a light switch with my little one...suddenly he slept 4 hours and I was sitting by his rock n play making sure he was breathing! Keep up the good work. No feeling guilty! Being a momma to a newbie is hard work!
    1965 days ago
    great pics, look into milk sensitivities with him, even if you are nursing, he maybe still sensitive, just a thought!!
    1965 days ago
    Such adorable photos Jenna! What a cute little family! Thank you for sharing with us your difficulties with having a baby with Colic! That can be -really- difficult, but you're sounding super positive about it which is good! And you're right about the phases thing, just keep reminding yourself of this! It goes by so fast! Enjoy every good moment! =]
    1965 days ago
    I'm glad Aiden is starting to settle down a bit re the colic. I'm happy you know that it's nothing you did or the quality of care or love; some babies just have it ... no matter what you do. But as you and the others have said this phase will be short-lived.

    And the smiles and giggles just melt your heart, don't they?
    1965 days ago
    Beautiful pictures Jenna!

    1965 days ago
  • SINGER73
    What an adorable little family you have there. Don't feel guilty. My first was born the day after daylight saving ended and it got dark at like 4pm. Me and the baby cried every evening. This will pass and it will be just a small period of time. You are a great Mommy. emoticon
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    1965 days ago
    I had a colicy baby too, my second and with a 2 year old around was hard. I ended up giving her gripe water ( not sure what drs think about it now) but it would settle her down right away and she could rest, look around whatever with out crying and screaching.
    Beautiful pics and so glad he is doing well. He really is a miracle. HUGS to you all!!!
    1965 days ago
    What a lovely little family, I know you must be exhausted, but it will pass and thankfully colic does not last too long! Hang in there!

    He is such a cutie!
    You are a great mom!

    1965 days ago
    Thanks for the update!
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