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-
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