If you’ve had a newborn who had colic (or acid reflux or some other kind of pains that caused them to scream inconsolably for hours on end) then you know exactly how Hilary Duff was feeling with baby Banks when she got online to beg for advice.
I mean, it beats crying right along with them or walking the floors until your back screams at you to sit the eff down (both of which I’m guessing she tried before seeking the advice of strangers).
Colic is no joke, and while there is no actual remedy, it doesn’t matter – moms (and babies) who are dealing with it will try every single trick in the book just to feel like they’re doing something to tame the beast.
Mostly, she just wanted to know what everyone in her shoes is desperate to believe – that it doesn’t last forever.
It’s hard because you’re being driven crazy by your tiny love, but you also feel so, so badly that they feel awful and you can’t help. You want to see smiles, and yet…
I’m 6 weeks in with my second reflux baby and the only thing keeping me going is the knowledge that they turn into lovely children once they stop writhing in pain constantly. Well, that and the coffee.
Hilary is going to make it, too, and I just might have to steal her moniker for her little gal.
I’m over here with a little strugglebunny of my own. Here’s to all the moms making it through the “fourth trimester” with our screaming lads and lasses!