Hi ladies! I need help! I didn't know where to post this...
My Lo will be 13 weeks on Monday, and for the past two nights, at 9 o' clock, he will awaken from his sleep (I put him down around 8 or 8:30), and start whimpering, and when I pick him up to settle him down, he will start to drift off, then contort his face, stiffen his back, pump his legs furiously, and scream like he's being pinched. And the cycle continues, calm, contort, stiffen, scream. This is a child that rarely cries, if ever. Usually, once he realizes he's gotten my attention by whimpering, he settles back down, so this is way not the norm for him.
I thought it was gas pain last night (the way the legs were kicking...), but was unsure, so I stripped him down to his diaper, and rubbed his belly, which seemed to help...for a minute, then back to it.
DH wants to assume that it is colic, but I wasn't so quick to write it off as such, until the same thing happened tonight. 9 o'clock rolls around, and he awakens and starts to whimper. I try to comfort him back to sleep, and suddenly, he's in pain (or at least it would seem that way). And he screamed off and on for an hour and a half, then suddenly, he drifted off to sleep.
I called the doctor this morning after the bad night, and they said he could be having a bad night, could have gas, etc. As long as it quits and there's no fever, he's fine, and they can't diagnose him when he's acting fine.
The only diet change I have made is this:
I usually drink Coke Zero with Vanilla with my lunch, but ran out on Saturday. I did have a box of Pepsi and a box of Coke, though, so I thought I would make do with that until this week. Normally, I try to limit my sugar intake, ever since the sugar problems during my pregnancy, so I wonder, could this be causing my little guy's problems? Or is it a possibility that this is colic?
Thanks in advance!