I read some of your other posts and you mentioned that your first was rather cranky - I'm having the same problem with mine - some days I feel like giving her away(I know that sounds really bad but she drives me mad sometimes) - what did you and your wife do to survive this period?and how long does it usually last?
Today she's been awake from 1am - 4:30pm, then napped for half an hour and has started up again.I just know its not normal for a 1 month baby to not sleep and all the "experts" advice just doesn't help.
Mom to Kaitlyn
Yeah, my little girl was cranky/colicky/whatever you want to call it. I remember reading that true colic is defined as three or more hours of crying for three days straight. Unfortunately what colic IS presents a bit more of a problem. It's kind of a generic term for a variety of problems that can make an otherwise healthy-seeming child turn into a screaming monster.
That aside, if it is colic it should subside around the third or fourth month. Hannah became a much happier child at about three-and-a-half months. She didn't sleep much either, and I always figured that was about half of what made her so testy. The thing is that there wasn't much of a solution .. she simply didn't sleep as much as she should and nothing we did seemed to help. We didn't find a solution until she was old enough for CIO. When we finally put our collective foot down and let her cry, she straightened out and became a good sleeper. Unfortunately you shouldn't do that with a one month old. Believe me, I have a one month old too and I sometimes wish a simple battle of CIO would take care of his crankiness.
The only suggestion I have is to make sure your daughter doesn't have gas issues or reflux issues. Both of those are curable. If it's not one of those two, it could be one of those random colic issues that can't be diagnosed. Do the best you can with her and get her to sleep whatever way you can. Worry about sleep issues after she's three or four months old.
Hang in there. It DOES get easier. Believe me. I'm trying to remind myself of that with my son