Tag: Screaming

This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

[ 16 ] 11:56 am |

High need babies are known to ‘live out loud’. These are the babies who will let you know their displeasure the very moment their poop hits the diaper, or the second they feel their first twinge of hunger or thirst. Instead of fussing because they don’t want to go to sleep, they’ll scream bloody murder. […]

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Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

[ 2 ] 4:28 pm |

A precious baby boy dies from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Two days prior, he served as the best man in his parents’ wedding. The story, which likely would have brought me to tears prior to having Clara, affected me in an entirely different way as a mother. I looked down at my precious baby […]

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Aubrey’s Story: Hope in the Journey

Aubrey’s Story: Hope in the Journey

[ 5 ] 1:59 pm |

My husband and I have a by-the-book high-need baby who cried a lot in his first 8 months of life. Our son, our first baby, cried (and screamed) more often than not in the beginning, but he cried every so slightly less and less as time went on. His cries developed into his own cry-language […]

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Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

[ 7 ] 12:06 pm |

When I found out I was pregnant again, we knew we had a challenging time ahead of us. About two thirds through my pregnancy, we moved from Germany back to the USA and it was not just a move. My husband is in the Air Force and had to attend a three week course en route to […]

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Christine’s Story: When 1 + 1 is the Loneliest Number of All

Christine’s Story: When 1 + 1 is the Loneliest Number of All

[ 1 ] 5:14 pm |

  6pm. Walking frantically around the neighbourhood with my screaming 4 week old baby. Trying to ignore people on the streets giving me looks that say “is she murdering that baby?”. Texting my husband frantically, “are you almost home?????” Pounding the pavement more, past the brownstones, shops and parks that I’d walked past so many […]

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Monica’s Story: Great Expectations, Hard Truths

Monica’s Story: Great Expectations, Hard Truths

[ 6 ] 9:49 am |

I was exhausted from another day of screaming. Just when it seemed like the light at the end of the tunnel was shining on us, we were in the dark again. At 8 months, I have spent my every waking and sleeping moment with our son, save for a reprieve of a few hours in […]

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Jeni’s Story: Survival is the Only Option

[ 4 ] 6:19 am |

I distinctly remember standing in my friend Christina’s backyard, swaying back and forth as a three-month-old Ella slept, head slumped against my shoulder after having cried her way through the entire afternoon barbecue. Christina, childless at the time and blind to the universe of the fussy baby, looked at me and said, “Oh good. She […]

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Jeni’s Story: A Moment of Bliss

Jeni’s Story: A Moment of Bliss

[ 10 ] 5:47 am |

I had imagined the first few months of motherhood to be filled with blissful moments of effortless breastfeeding, a cooing, happy baby, and a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Motherhood turned out to be a lot more awkward, exasperating, and thankless than I ever could have imagined.

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Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

[ 9 ] 7:15 am |

Before my baby was born, I spent months in search of the perfect everything: The crib that would be the perfect size to wheel into our bedroom, an organic mattress that would ensure no toxins be near her sweet head, a stroller with bassinet so as not to disturb her slumber. I was under the […]

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Looking Back on Colic

Looking Back on Colic

[ 11 ] 7:24 am |

I find it somewhat therapeutic to revisit some of the horrific memories from the past 7 months. Adjusting to mommyhood was tough for me and on top of that, Greta was/is not an “easy” baby. Yes, I understand that all babies require tons and tons of attention. And I understand that first time moms go […]

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