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Col-ICK! January 11, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — nickihem @ 2:29 am

It’s been one hell of a long three or four days here, to say the least. Just when we’d finished bragging to everyone we knew about what a perfect little angel The Bee is things suddenly changed. We went from dealing with constant smiles and playful little cooing sounds to complete mayhem almost overnight. The cause? Colic. Or, as I like to say, “Col-ICK!” To illustrate the situation I have provided a visual aide…. 

The Bee Four Days Ago


The Bee at 4:00 this morning


So, it appears that the two most pain-in-the-ass common conditions known to mankind (the winter cold and colic) have zero options in the way of cures. Much like having a cold, it is just something that you have to ride out until it’s over; like a bad storm. I can’t help but find myself utterly frustrated that the extent of modern medical science/advice is that we simply must “just wait it out and keep her as quiet as possible” …   Yeah. Thanks. Really. I’ll try that. More on this matter when I’ve had an hour or two of sleep…..


4 Responses to “Col-ICK!”

  1. cubicledad Says:

    Oh gosh…I don’t envy you. the rug monkey had the “ick” as well. that was NOT fun at all; we did a lot of walking, rocking, holding…and little sleeping. There were a few nights my wife would end up curling up on the couch with her. That and me holding her in the rocker in her room.

    I hope the “ick” passes soon!

  2. superha Says:

    That’s the funniest picture! Nice. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. By the way, you may want to check out Dr. Harvey Karp’s “Happiest Baby on the Block” book and DVD. The DVD is great! He teaches the five “S” ‘s that will keep your baby from crying or stop them mid-cry.

  3. sami Says:


    Zaley just started gettin colic… she never did until recently… and its total hell.

  4. sami Says:

    mylicon stops z’s collic attacks but i can only use it twice a day and there are quite a few more than that…

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