Sadly have been re-reading my books by Weisbluth, Ferber, Pantley, and Karp. Several nights of of crying from 3 week old Veronica, has my wife and I whispering the “c” word – Colic.
Nate had colic, although we denied it for weeks. At first we said “he’s just fussy.” Then we moved on to “he just has colicky tendencies” and “a touch of colic.” But our ped confirmed it at Nate’s one month, “classic colic.”
I’m still holing out hope for V that maybe she’s just gassy or going through a phase, but in the meantime I’m looking for a 3 month sublet in Mali, where apparently they don’t have colic.
On second thought, I suppose a touch of the colic is better than malaria.