As a new mommy, I gobbled up all the pregnancy magazines and books I could get my hands on. I eagerly listened to advice from everybody and took the classes offered at my local hospital.
Yaya was a very sweet baby from the start, mild-tempered and simply a joy. So I couldn’t figure out why one night early on we could not get her to stop crying. Every time we would lay her in her bassinet to sleep, she would wake up crying after only a few minutes. Was she hungry? No, I’d just fed her and she wouldn’t take anymore. Did she need a diaper change? Nope but we changed it anyway. Was she cold? We’d swaddle her up in her blankie. Was she hot? We took the blanket off. We just couldn’t figure it out, and she was never colicky. Finally, my husband slept in a chair and just held her the whole night.
She had gas!! Why didn’t anybody tell me you have to burp the baby every time she eats?! Of course now I look back and say DUH! But even with all the reading and classes, it was never mentioned.