An Open Letter from Your Colicky Newborn

Posted in Babies, Newborns.

mother in a yellow jumper holding a crying baby in the football hold.

So, you’ve embarked on this incredible journey of parenthood, and you’ve probably already discovered that it’s not all cute baby giggles and sweet lullabies. One of the curveballs that can come your way is dealing with a colicky baby. It’s the kind of challenge that can leave you feeling like you’re riding a rollercoaster with no brakes.

But guess what? In this letter, we’re diving into the heartfelt thoughts of a colicky newborn. It’s a poignant reminder that, even in the midst of tears and sleepless nights, there’s an unbreakable bond between mummy and child.

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Dear Mummy,

It’s me, your little one, the tiny soul who’s been navigating this big, bewildering world with you. I know you’ve been trying your best, and I want you to know that I appreciate everything you do for me, even when it feels like all I do is cry.

I’ve waited so long to be with you, to feel your warmth and hear your soothing voice. Your words were my lullabies in the womb, and they still comfort me now, even amidst the chaos that sometimes engulfs our world.

I’m sorry if my cries seem endless, but it’s my only way to communicate. I can’t tell time yet, and I don’t understand this day and night concept. Nappy changes and those strange clothes are foreign to me. All I want is that comforting feeling of a full tummy and the secure sensation of being held close, just like the days when it was just your voice and me.

You’re incredible, Mummy. For nine months, you were my universe, and now, you remain the centre of my world. You smell like home, and your voice is my sanctuary. The more I gaze at your face, the more it becomes my safe haven.

Please remember that I’m unique, the only one of me in this vast world. My sleep patterns may not be like other babies, my appetite may fluctuate, and I may be fussy at times. I’m not perfect, but I’m your little one.

I won’t stay this small forever; I won’t always cry for everything. I won’t always fit perfectly in your arms, and I won’t always smell so heavenly. But one thing will never change – my love for you.

Mummy, no matter how tough it gets, please remember that you’re doing everything you can to make me happy. Sometimes, it feels overwhelming, and that’s okay. In those moments, all I need is to hear your familiar voice, feel your comforting warmth, and breathe in your scent. Then, the chaos dissipates, and my little world finds its stillness and peace once again.

Each day, I’m growing a little more. I’ll never be as small as I am right now, cradled in your arms. Treasure me, Mummy, as I treasure you.

With love, your baby xox

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Alright, Grapeviners, we’ve all been there – those moments when you’re ready to pull your hair out because of colic-induced chaos. But here’s the thing, your baby, just like the one in this letter, loves you to bits. They may not have all the words yet, but they can feel your love through your touch, your voice, and your presence.

So, when you find yourself knee-deep on struggle street, take a deep breath and know that it’s just a phase and this too shall pass. Remember to cherish those sweet, quiet moments in between the tears because, in the end, it’s the love that you and your baby share that’ll keep you going and make this whole cray-cray journey totally worth it. Promise.

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