Category: Stories

Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

11:44 am |

Editor’s note: Special thanks to Leslee Harrington for sharing her story of hope with us! My son James was born November 13, 2014 at 39 weeks. He was a planned Cesarean since he was breech.  I like to joke and say he was literally stubborn before he was born! From the beginning we struggled with […]

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Colic Diaries: A Real Mom’s Story

Colic Diaries: A Real Mom’s Story

11:14 am |

*This post was originally published on the Colief Infant Drops blog. This is a sponsored post, meaning I have been compensated for writing it. However, the experiences and opinions below are 100% my own.  Colic is one of those things you can’t possibly understand unless you’ve experienced it. While colic symptoms usually subside around 4 […]

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Our High Need Journey: Kelly’s Story

Our High Need Journey: Kelly’s Story

[ 0 ] 9:13 am |

Lillian was born full of personality.  I didn’t get to spend a whole bunch of time with her before she was whisked off to NICU, but in the time spent with her she was quick to reveal some of her personality. She stayed in NICU a full 10 days before we were able to bring […]

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Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

[ 4 ] 2:27 pm |

My story starts before my little girl was born. Man, she was a character even in my belly. She was ALWAYS moving in there! And boy, did she give my ribs and bladder a work out; being so petite (she was born 6lbs 6ozs pretty much right on time) she had neverending room to play. […]

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The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

[ 0 ] 10:40 am |

“It’s not walking away when a mirror is held up in front of you and you see how much you are ruled by the expectations of society instead of what your desires are and the needs of your family.” A few months into my parenting journey, this quote from Mayim Bialik really hit home for […]

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Heidi’s Story: Planning For The “Perfect” Baby

Heidi’s Story: Planning For The “Perfect” Baby

[ 2 ] 10:55 am |

God started preparing me for my son ten years ago when I landed in a job working at the WIC (women, infant, and child) program as a nutritionist and they sent me for training to become certified as lactation consulted. I spent five years learning about people’s families and seeing first hand what did and […]

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Sabine’s Story: How We Survived Colic

Sabine’s Story: How We Survived Colic

[ 0 ] 2:40 pm |

I know they say pregnancy is not a disease. But I sure felt sick all the way through. I went through just about everything in my pregnancy books chapter on side effects. The nausea started early and never went away. I was confined to the house for the last month due to pelvic instability. Needless […]

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Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

[ 1 ] 12:12 pm |

I write this story as my 10 month old daughter sleeps quietly in her crib. She is sleeping alone, in her room, self-soothing, and for more than 20 minutes. I write this story as a survivor. That is what we parents of high need/colicky babies are; we are not only parents but we are survivors. My story […]

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Kimberly’s Story: Single and Unemployed with a High Need Baby

Kimberly’s Story: Single and Unemployed with a High Need Baby

[ 1 ] 11:58 am |

Before giving birth to my son I had never heard of a ‘high need’ (HN) baby. In fact, even in the months after giving birth to my son I didn’t hear the term. It wasn’t until one day when nursing my son to sleep that I was frantically Googling WHY my child had his particular […]

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Sierra’s Story: Colic and Chiropractic

Sierra’s Story: Colic and Chiropractic

[ 3 ] 3:20 pm |

I have been on this site for a couple weeks now, reading all your posts and comments about all your sweet babies and how they are high needs, fussy, colicky, acid reflux, etc. I have read through all the things you do or have done to see if there’s something else I can try for my […]

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