Well, my blog is all about what we are going through....so here is another post on crying because that is our life right now.
First off, we took Emily to the Dr on Friday and she is healthy and normal (whew!) She does have blocked tear ducts so her eyes have been getting goopy especially with all of the crying. Poor sweet baby girl.
Secondly, thank you all so much for the support and comments over the past few days- they help so much and make me feel a little less crazy.
During one of Emily's many crying fits this weekend, Steve was sorting through some things in her room that we brought home from the hospital. He starts laughing. I asked him what was so funny and he showed me a DVD titled- "The Period of PURPLE Crying" and right on the front of this DVD is this question- "Did you know your baby would cry like this?"
Well, no- no I didn't.
So we open up the booklet that comes with the DVD to see if there is some secret we are missing out on and this is what we learn.
The letters in PURPLE stand for:
Peak of crying- your baby will cry more each week. the most at 2 months, then less at 3-5 months
Unexpected- crying can come and go and you don't know why
Resists soothing- your baby may not stop crying no matter what you try
Pain-like face- a crying baby may look like they are in pain, even when they are not
Long lasting- crying can last as much as 5 hours a day, or more
Evening- your baby may cry more in the late afternoon and evening
* babies can still be healthy and normal even if they cry 5 hours a day (while this is good to know....it scares the shit out of me...5 hours a day???)
In case any of you are interested, here is a website that talks a little more about this period of crying.
Period of Purple Crying