Finally we are feeling normal & calm. Penelope was gassy & barely consolable for slightly over 2 weeks. Yikes!!! She's still not 100% but better. It took a toll as we could not bare to hear her cry due to being uncomfortable & had minimal ways to console her. She was crying so much on & off & was difficult to put to sleep. I pray & knock on wood all the time, that she doesn't develop colic. I am terrified of it!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, one of my worst fears!!! While Penelope had this gas issue & was experiencing a growth spurt, we were very limited as to where we could go, let's face it, no one likes a crying grumpy baby, even a newborn. We were exhausted & stressed & so was she.
With little help from a homeopathic gripe water & Mylicon imitation, (I believe none of that really worked, maybe gave some minor comfort to her) she is finally better!!! PHEW!!!! I really believe time passing & her digestive system maturing a tad, was the real cure. We are wedging rolled up blankets & putting her on her side for daily naps, as that seems to help her sleep. (Already a picky sleeper, hahaha)!! I know, I know, it's a SIDS thing but I wouldn't do this unless it's day time & either Jay or myself can keep a constant eye on her. At night, she sleeps flat on her back in the Moses Basket, next to my side of the bed.
I do wonder why no one gave us a heads up to this gas thing & the amount of time it takes to get better. Thanks, friends & family with kids!!! ; ) I hope that the crabby fussy baby bs is long gone at least for awhile. It's heartbreaking when your baby is uncomfortable, overly tired, & experiencing wretched gas pains. It's so hard to deal with this when you are overtired & can't truly fix the problem. I really believe that for us, the issue was simply her little system developing. Neither of us has any concrete food allergies & red flags of allergies was not prevalent in Penelope. (I am not officially diagnosed but believe to have a gluten allergy, I will be getting an allergy test done soon).
It's amazing, the calm after the storm!!! We feel great, she feels great!! We're all happy & relaxed, thanks be to God!! : )
Fingers Crossed, Knocking on Wood, & Praying my lil babe feels better stat!!