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Decoding Life’s Mysteries – Diary of a 2 Months Old Baby #BlogchatterA2Z


April 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Diary of a Baby


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This post is part of a series of posts I am writing titled Diary of a Baby chronicling the candid confessions of a baby from 0 to 2 years old.

You can read the previous post in the series here: Change is the Only Constant – Diary of a One Month Old Baby

You can find the entire series here: Diary of a Baby


Age: 2 months old

 

Dear Diary,

I don’t know what to tell you man. Life is tough. Take me for example. For so long I spent my life in my cocoon and I was happy. I didn’t ask for anything to change, but it did. I was brought out into the big bad world. But you know me, I’m not one to sit and sulk. I took things in my stride and made the most of it. I was getting used to life in my new home, when I got to know that I have to move again. Apparently we had been staying at Naana-Naani’s home and now it’s time to go to my own home. Here I was thinking that this place is my home and I had started to quite like it here. But life is unpredictable. So we’re on the move again.

 

I like the new place too, though I miss Naana and Naani. There are more adults here. They call themselves Daada-Daadi. This place feels vaguely familiar. The sounds and smells remind me of my time in the cocoon. Maybe I have been here in some past life, I don’t know.

 

Decoding Life's Mysteries - Diary of a 2 Months Old Baby | Baby & Beyond

Decoding Life’s Mysteries – Diary of a 2 Months Old Baby | Baby & Beyond

 

I have been pondering a lot about all these things these days. What is life all about anyway. What is the meaning of it all? Why are we here when we didn’t ask to be here? What is our purpose? Watching the sun setting everyday… the darkness makes me broody. All these thoughts about decoding life’s mysteries make me tired and upset so I start crying. The poor adults can’t understand what my crying is all about. They think I have gastro problems. How do I explain it to them?

 

In happier news, I think I am starting to see much better now. In fact I am starting to see life in technicolour! Can you believe that! So far I thought the world is 50 shades of grey but there are millions of colours out there. It’s so exciting! I can’t wait till I can start moving about myself so that I can explore all of the world’s many wonders and share them with you.

 

Until then, this is Baby Philosoper signing off.

 


You can read the next post in this series here: Expect the Unexpected – Diary of a 4 Months Old Baby

 

Colic is one of life’s (at least parenting’s) greatest mysteries. Colic is defined as baby crying for at least 3 hours at a stretch for at least 3 days a week persisting for at least 3 weeks in a row. It is usually at its worst when babies are around 6 to 8 weeks of age and goes away on its own between 8 and 14 weeks of age.

 

Experts have tried for years but no one can claim for sure what the cause of colic is. Some say it is gastrointestinal pain caused due to a still immature digestive system, some say it is acid reflux, some say it is overstimulation and some say that it is just the the darkness in the evening / night that causes the child to feel scared and insecure. In our case, it coincided with the time we moved back to our place and I can’t help but think that the anxiety and insecurity of an unfamiliar surrounding caused some of the crying.

 

Though I have put a humorous spin on the cause of colic in this post, there’s no denying that it can be a very stressful time for the parents. Swaddling, holding the baby close to us, walking around the house and playing soothing music is what helped us get through this phase. If you are going through this phase right now, all I can say is hang in there, it will be over soon. You are doing a fabulous job and your baby loves you <3


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Comments
  1. Anchal said on April 4, 2018 9:27 pm:

    Colic is so troublesome for babies. My kiddo had gas issues. I have seen him howl in pain

  2. Reema Dsouza said on April 7, 2018 12:24 pm:

    The baby is quite philosophical. Hope the baby gets better 🙂