Our oldest was a very colic-y baby. Bless her heart. I breast fed all our babies and I never knew about how there were certain veggies and things you shouldn’t eat while you’re nursing because it can cause the baby to have gas. I thought I was being conscientious by eating healthy and lots of veggies etc.
I remember going to the doctor for like her 1 month check-up or maybe it was two months, I can’t remember now. He asked how things were going and I explained that I didn’t understand why she cried every evening. For like two hours EVERY evening. No matter what I did. There were no Mylicon drops or anything like that then. No miracle things. And she might have been a teensy bit spoiled on top of that because I breast-fed on demand. I was under the impression that if she cried and she wasn’t wet and I was already holding her (which was most of the time) then she MUST have been hungry so I’d nurse her AGAIN… Didn’t realize that I was a human pacifier! But we live and learn don’t we? So, I go to the doctor and he asks me what I’ve been eating and PROUDLY I say that I’ve been trying to eat right and that I’m eating lots of fruits and veggies. He asked what kind of veggies and I told him I was eating lots of broccoli, cauliflower, onions, peppers, beans, etc. He started laughing and said “You do realize those are some of the gassiest vegetables you could be eating, right? She’s crying because her tummy hurts. You’re giving her gas.” Oops…. Sorry boo…..
Then when she was ten months old I got pregnant with my second and #1 NEVER wanted to take a nap. I would BEG her to go to sleep so I could get a nap and no such luck. The couple of times that I was beyond tired and just put her in her crib so I could sleep I was awakened by her smacking me with something because she had learned how to get out of her crib by herself!
One time I left hubby to watch her so I could take a long shower because I was pregnant and my back was hurting. Hubby was drinking one of those pony beers and left it on the coffee table after only a sip or two and fell asleep. I came out in the living room to find hubby asleep and #1 passed out UNDER the chair because SHE drank part of the beer after he fell asleep. I’m just glad no one ever saw that and called DFACS on us! LOL
Well, the first one always IS the experiment, right?
This experiment turned out just fine!