So last night, when Brian casually mentioned that maybe Sean has colic, I said no, that couldn't be it. But for fun we googled it. Here's what we found: symptoms of colic include a high pitched, screechy cry with sudden onset, inconsolability, tense body and red face. And that all of this gets worse at night, that an otherwise healthy baby can turn into an inconsolable screech factory overnight and be fine during the day.
Hmmmm.....yes! Sean definitely has colic. I've been feeling bad, thinking that something was wrong with him. Just giving that "something" a name, and knowing that it's not serious is liberating. In reading on, I was dismayed to find out that colic can last up to three months. Damn, he's two months old now so this could go on for another month. It did list a whole bunch of ways to ease colic. So last night after dinner, I poured Sean a nice warm bath, followed by a little bit of infant massage that I learned from a friend, and a warm bottle. AND HE SLEPT!! From 11pm to 5AM! I woke up today feeling like a new person. I had a stiff back, from actually getting to stay in bed more than an hour at a time. Isn't that great! :) I had a playdate with a friend and her kids today and could actually have a normal conversation and interact without feeling like I was going to lose it. Hooray!