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I'm praying that we're just going through as phase but someone stole my happy and content little sweety and replaced him with a cranky/gassy baby. He's been so fussy and never seems content even if he's just nursed for an hour. Wakes rights up the second I lay him down. So add me to the list of zombie mommies. Just needed to put it out there somewhere. Poor Abby Kate. I feel like I neglect her. Not in the real sense of the word, but just don't get to pay attention to the things she's saying or wants me to do.
There I said it. Now I feel slightly better, but only because the house is still. Kessler is sleeping and Abby is at preschool. I'd take a nap, but those seem to make me more tired and caffeine seems to mess with Kessler as well. ::sigh::

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I'm sorry!! Sad I'm happy to say ever since they put Sophia on Zantac and I took dairy out of my diet, I am no longer a zombie mommy. In fact, she slept through the night last night. My breast were not happy, but I sure was. Haha!

I hope your LO finds his happiness again soon!

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awww.. poor momma! We all go through this! Remember, it's only for a short time and pretty soon he will be sleeping all night and you will feel human again. Hang in there!

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Bummer. CJ has colic at night and cries when I put him down during the day. It's really frustrating especially with lack of sleep. Hope things get better for you soon.

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I hope it's a short lived phase for him. Caleb is generally a happy baby, but he has his days where he's just a miserable little guy. I've noticed that caffeine messes with him too. So I had to cut out my morning coffee, which has been hard! But not quite as hard as being up all night with a fussy baby and then up first thing in the morning with 2 toddlers whose batteries are freshly charged :).

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well it may have been the caffeine and possibly a growth spurt. It's not milk b/c I haven't been able to digest dairy since I was pregnant, so no need to take that out of the diet b/c it already is.
He did pretty good last night and this morning. A few days in a row with a fussy baby and I also turned into a different person. I don't like that person so I'm hoping I have my sweet angel back. It changes so quickly with newborns, so even if he's crazy tonight at least I got a "normal" night last night.

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Glad you got a good night, hoping you get another one. The six week growth spurt was insane this time.

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yeah I think it's the growth spurt. Once I quit looking at the clock and just fed him whenever he seemed to be way more content. Also caffeine only in the morning and then water the rest of the day seemed to help his wanting to stay up at his 3 a.m. feeding. Also he sometimes seems happier now on the floor "playing" than in my arms. He certainly lets me know when he's tired of being held....kind of sad, but also good that he's hitting milestones.

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Yeah add me to the list... all I can do well lately is sit and cry. Markus cries, Clara cries, I sit and cry. Haven't slept in months, feel like **** and constantly feeling like I'm just going to collapse. Spending the last couple days in bed since nothing is getting accomplished around here anyways so why bother. All he wants to do is nurse nurse nurse and walk around the house... sleep what the hell is that?? If he's in the bouncy chair he cries, on the playmat he cries, if you sit in a chair he cries, go for a stroller walk he cries, put him the carseat... hahaha forget going anywhere. The moby was working well but now I'm too exhausted to even put him in anymore since I can barely function.

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"CanadianaSally" wrote:

Yeah add me to the list... all I can do well lately is sit and cry. Markus cries, Clara cries, I sit and cry. Haven't slept in months, feel like **** and constantly feeling like I'm just going to collapse. Spending the last couple days in bed since nothing is getting accomplished around here anyways so why bother. All he wants to do is nurse nurse nurse and walk around the house... sleep what the hell is that?? If he's in the bouncy chair he cries, on the playmat he cries, if you sit in a chair he cries, go for a stroller walk he cries, put him the carseat... hahaha forget going anywhere. The moby was working well but now I'm too exhausted to even put him in anymore since I can barely function.

Sally I'm so sorry!! Markus sounds like a clone of my firstborn. Thankfully all I had was her at the time though. :bighug:

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That sounds just like Logan. I remember going through that with him and I was miserable but he grew out of it and it did get better. I hope things are continuing to get better.