“Colic period” (this was my problem)February 8, 2016
Travelling with CharlesSeptember 1, 2016
I don't know how this happened, but things just fell into place. All the books I read and all the advice I got from other more experienced mothers said it would happen, but I didn't believe it. Things got so much easier, I could bring up his wind and shortly after that he could bring up his own wind, I could settle him, he started to stick more to the schedule, he hardly ever cried and started to sleep longer through the night. The more sleep I got correlated with how much more enjoyment I was having and how happy I was with my baby boy Charles.
I started to go away and travel and I started to go out more and see my friends. My one year’s maternity leave off work was becoming fun and exciting. Charles's personality was developing, he started laughing, interacting and was becoming more mobile. He loved being with people and just was a joy to be around. We started swimming lessons and started going to children's events such as Monkey Music which was great. By 6 months Charles was the most-travelled baby, he had been to France, Geneva, Portugal, Stockholm and Ibiza. My mission became how to make him laugh and keep him entertained.
A close friend of mine had a baby three months younger than Charles, and as Charles was coming out of his difficult period her son was in the difficult stage. She was experiencing what I experienced and all I could do was give her confidence that this is just a stage and things will just fall into place. It's all just textbook because that was me then and this is me now with a new baby who had already gone through the same ‘colicky’ period as her son was now going through.