Trace is a mystery to me. I have no idea how to pacify him. He cries. All. the. time. At first it was just in the evening, when Dave was home. The last few days though, it's become 75% of his wake time is crying. Not just whimpering or whining, full on bawling. I feed him on schedule and he's hungry on schedule. (I've tried extra formula, just to be sure.) He won't nap because he's too busy screaming. I figured he'd eventually wind himself down so I sit in the recliner and rock and sing to him and all the while he screams.
It was so bad on Monday night, I had to call and beg my mom to come down and try to settle him down. She did and it took her about 45 minutes to get him calm. After she left, he whimpered for about another hour before he finally fell asleep. At least it wasn't screaming.
I asked the pediatrician about it on Monday and we have Trace on gentle formula now plus 2 ounces of diluted apple juice once in the evening to ease his constipation-like symptoms. It seemed to help yesterday evening, he umm...went to the bathroom? 10 minutes after the apple juice and was much more pleasant the rest of the evening. But then this morning the vicious cycle began again. All morning, it was screaming. At the moment, he is (finally) sleeping in his swing. I don't usually let him sleep in his swing, but he's not screaming and that's a blessing. (With Rory, once I let her sleep in her swing or chair, that's the only place she wanted to sleep. It was crib or nothing for that kid!)
Please pray for us. For me. For Trace. I can't take many more days of the constant screaming. I'm at a loss for what to do and my head hurts so bad. I have to work, I have to clean, I have to cook dinner, I have to take care of Rory and all I have been able to do is hold a screaming infant all day long until I have to go to work.
Heaven help me.