The MidNight LowDown - Lessons From Week 3

Over the past three weeks, motherhood has been a mixed bag to me. The one feeling that stands out is how it is stressful. And yet am happy to have chos n to be a mom. Over the three weeks, my body clock is ticking differently, I am trying to be a calmer soul and I am working towards prioritizing Siddy over every thing else.

Last night was my worst test though. While there was nothing unique Or odd about my experience, it taught me a lot of things that I'll write down by the end of this post.

Sid said hello to colic. And perhaps began a journey with colicky buddy finally. Over the months on BBC, u have read and repsosnded over a looooot of posts on colic and crying babies. I was supposed to know the symptoms, ace it's solution and handle it like a pro.

Reality was otherwise. My little one kept cluster feeding--so I thought -- since midnight with crankiness and small cries that became intense while he went reddish over the long span till 5 am. I fought with hubby, I thought I was having no milk, I blamed the swaddle and cursed the temperature. I did everything except conclude that he could be colicky.

It was only early morning at 7 I realized the gravity of the prob thanks to Revauthi Rajamani and Abhilasha Paul.

I did the norm-

Used Colpep

Comforted baby

Tried little feeds

Tried making him nap

Applied hing paste from Mamaearth

Yet nothing Worked.

Finally, I did a warm wet cloth massage and it seemed to do some magic.

Finally, when Sid ki Nani came, Did started getting comforted and gradually responded to feeds and some sleep came.

My entire household was involved in getting Sid alright. Even my maid. My hubby skipped work. And I turned out to be a mess. You guys see me giving so much gyan on the app and I had a weak moment when I saw my son suffering. Motherhood finally made sense to me.

Thanks to BBC, I didn't need to fulfil the evening appointment I had taken. I am stronger now and know that patience counts over all parameters when it comes to tackling baby health.

My trust with Colic taught me so much but I pray I never learn such lessons, in such a way ever again.

Love you my BBC buddies. Pray for Sid. Much love 😍.

#kolkatamoms #babychakramoms #babychakrafamily #beingamom #colic #babycare

Vidya Rathod AMRITA MALLIK Madhavi Cholera Rebecca Prakash Sonam patel

See you rock always, and I know you will, between don't forget I'm standing beside you buddy atleast could write something to you. Anything needed do let us know. Hugs and love to sid. God bless!

You are a rock to me more like Revauthi Rajamani

my goodness u r emerging as rock mommy from week to weeks. U r always in our prayers Sid. Love u bachcha. Take care dear.

Yes Aditi Ahuja it was fat tougher before. at least now we have you peeps to help and calm us down.

All this is a great insight to motherhood for me. I have learnt that whatever i do how much ever knowledge i gather through books, google or BBC, personal experience of the situation will be the master of all sources. And only time knows how it ll make us react or our brain to act. Logic, knowledge, common sense, or emotions who ll overpower what, in the mother's brain and heart, only the situation gets to decide.

Superbly expressed and shared... it gave goosebumps to me thinking what will i do if such a situation comes.. !!! I live in a joint family where if baby cries continuosly d blame is on mother .. but as u said each day is a new chapter..😊 dis gave me some strength that i too and will have to fight such situations.. thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing this!

Extract the best out of the joint family. Be smart. if someone blames takes a stand. Joint families shud mean more involemevt and comfort on baby care. My mil is not the best but am makinh sure she does her duties for once right. Honey

Bbc is gonna be your only genuine knowldge bank. Coz the internet otherwise is misleading and more confusing. AMRITA MALLIK

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