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June 4th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Next thursday she will be 6 weeks and so I'm dreading the "peak" of fussiness if shes already this fussy. She even fusses during her daytime naps. LOL She will be asleep and cry out, and keep sleeping and she does that pretty frequently. Not at night thank goodness or I'd be a zombie. Hopefully though at 7 weeks it will start getting gradually better. Gripe water works pretty well but I don't feel good giving it more than twice a day.

I know she has belly issues because alot of times she will fuss and fuss until she has a BM, then she will be better. Or fuss a ton until she passes alot of gas and then she feels better. When she has a BM, its pretty explosive and huge.

Anyone else having lots of fussiness? Some days shes fussy all day and some days shes pretty content all day and doesn't even have the evening fussing so its not caused by my diet.

She has such a sweet disposition when her belly isn't hurting (and shes not in the car, she HATES her car seat) so I can't wait for the stage when shes less fussy and more interactive.
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June 4th, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Unless She is nursing or sleeping, Livi is pretty fussy. She is 3 1/2 weeks old. She is a mommy's girl too right now, so she wont calm down for anyone else which is exhausting for me.

She is also a super light sleeper which is frustrating.
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June 4th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Archer is crying and fussing non stop it seems. I hear and smell bad gas constantly. I'm going to take him in this week and ask about his formula. I think he needs to switch again.
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June 4th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Well I'm glad that Jacob is not the only fussy baby. Unless he is nursing or sleeping he is fussing. It can be hard at times. Alot of the times he just wants to be held because when I pick him up and hold him he stops crying. I'm hoping it gets better soon. I still think alot of his problems is he won't take a paci. I think a paci would help so much.
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June 4th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Asher has a lot of fussy times. He is usually okay if I'm holding him but when I have to put him down to tend to my daughters, if he isn't asleep, most of the time he screams. It's definitely stressful. The type of crying he does is so grating. If he was my only baby it wouldn't be so bad but I can't just hold him all day.
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June 4th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Kira is definitely fussy on and off throughout the day. She also gets way fussier right before letting loose with a big poo or fart. Gripe water helps sometimes but usually I just pick her up and bounce her around in my arms and she calms down a little bit. Sometimes, honestly, I just have to let her work it out...not really "cry it out" but until she toots, there's not much I can do to help.

It only bothers me at night because she also does the crying out/snorting/etc in her sleep....but only between about 3am and 7am.
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June 4th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Grant is somewhat fussy. He just likes to be held, so I have him in the Beco a large part of the day. He fusses sometimes when he has gas, but once he passes it, then he's fine. My letdown is so strong and fast that he typically chokes a few times while nursing, which traps a lot of air inside. So, he gets fussy about that as well.

I think both my girls were fussier though. He's pretty easy to soothe if I just pick him up (or if DH does).
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June 4th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Shelley, i think that is part of Olivias problem too. My letdown has suddenly become very strong and she has a hard time staying latched on, and sometimes burps while she is nursing ( but doesnt unlatch) We have had a few instances of spit up the last few days too as well.

I think part of it has been a growth spurt, because i swear today she has been a different baby. She has pretty much slept all day. I havent even pulled out the binky once, which is usually a saving grace for us.
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June 4th, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Oh, huh, Kira does the choking/coughing while nursing thing all the time (pretty much every time she eats). It hadn't occurred to me that that might be causing some of the gas...I'm not so bright. Is there anything to do about that? I already unlatch her to burp every 5 minutes or so and then put her back on the boob.
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June 4th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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yeah she is pretty fussy. i am pretty sure she is in pain though. because she will be throwing her head back screaming and nursing makes it worse in the evenings. I am going to be taking her in to the pedi tomorrow though to see if there is anything i can do. it is hard to see her in pain. DS would get fussy in the evenings too but not like this that I remember.
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June 4th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Sofia is a much calmer baby than my son was. My son would cry constantly when he wasn't asleep. Thankfully, Sofia has been a pretty calm baby. She cries if she is hungry or if she is overly tired. Otherwise, she is pretty content. She really enjoys her paci when she isn't eating. Otherwise, she is pretty content just sitting in one of her chairs or laying on the couch or bed just watching everything around her. She does go from happy to starving in about 2.2 seconds though...and thats when she will scream her little head off until her bottle is ready.... She also fusses a bit when she gets the hiccups or has a gas bubble trapped. Gripe water generally will take care of that instantly. Gripe water was my saving grace with my son and thankfully it's working well for Sofia too.
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June 4th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Maiya likes to be held and bounced...which I can do for now cause my mom is here and helps with Kaiden, but once she leaves, I'm worried that poor Maiya is going to cry more (she leaves on Saturday - I'm so scared)...

For some reason, I have kids with major reflux, and she has it really bad...once the pukes and poops and gas are out she settles down and her sweetness shows through, I adore her, but its hard when she isnt the only one and my 2 year old needs attention also...cant wait till the reflux settles down and she becomes more interactive...the next few months are probably going to be pretty tough...
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June 4th, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Melissa Archer will not take a paci. We used to get him to sometimes for short spurts. He totally refuses now. He has found his thumb a few times and loved it. But he doesn't leave it in long and gets real ticked. Both of my others were addicted to the paci. So this is odd for me. Gripe water no longer helps. Even holding him does not help. So it's tough. He refuses to be in his bouncer or rock and play while awake. He really cries then. So I hold him non stop. That doesn't help a whole lot. But I try to soothe him anyway.
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June 5th, 2012, 05:58 AM
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Melissa Archer will not take a paci. We used to get him to sometimes for short spurts. He totally refuses now. He has found his thumb a few times and loved it. But he doesn't leave it in long and gets real ticked. Both of my others were addicted to the paci. So this is odd for me. Gripe water no longer helps. Even holding him does not help. So it's tough. He refuses to be in his bouncer or rock and play while awake. He really cries then. So I hold him non stop. That doesn't help a whole lot. But I try to soothe him anyway.
Brandy are you finding it hard to care for your other kids when you have to hold Archer all the time. Jacob likes to be held if he is awake and that means I can't really do much for Jackson. When Jackson has to potty, I just have to put Jacob down and let him scream. Jackson sucked his thumb so that helped to soothe him. Jacob won't even try to suck his thumb or a paci. the gripe water has actually helped a little bit for Jacob. He gets the hiccups all the time and they really piss him off so I give him the gripe water and they help with the hiccups. Hopefully these little guys learn to self soothe sometime soon.
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June 5th, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Since they are older they do a lot themselves. But I still have to help with things. Especially for Slater. And I have to cook meals. So sometimes I have to put him down to get those things done. He screams while I do it. I'm sure Jackson being so young still it can be difficult.

Oh and I tried a carrier so I could get more done. He wants nothing to do with it. But anything where he feels confined he doesn't like.
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June 5th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I really think its just the age. 6 weeks is the peak of infant fussiness so I'm looking forward to seeing that milestone pass next week. Hoping by 8 weeks she will be much less fussy during the day. She has good and bad days but the last few days have all been bad.
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June 5th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Brayden wants to be held constantly. He will lay on the bed for like 5 minute stretches once or twice a day and stare at the fan quietly and coo and talk. Otherwise he wants to be held. He also gets SUPER fussy most nights around 7pm. EVERY night. For a few hours until he finally falls asleep nursing in bed with me. I honestly think its because he is tired but won't go to bed until I lay down with him which usually isn't until 8 or 8:30.
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