Thursday, September 3, 2009

Our little ball of gas

So just as we thought Nate was starting to get over his gas issues, he had significant issues last night and this morning. We know that babies have gas, there is just no way around it. However, it was seeming like the gas was subsiding as he was not waking up with gas problems multiple times during the night or making the loud grunt/crying noises associated with his gas.

We have been doing lots of pedaling and pushing his knees to his chest to help with the gas that he does have. That does seem to really help him. We'll certainly try and figure out if there is anything we've done that could have brought on more intense gas and try and correct.

One possible thought is with all the crying he did earlier this week, maybe all that extra swallowed air is finally working itself out of his system. If this was the case seems like a terrible spiraling effect. First more crying, this leads to more gas, which leads to more crying, and repeat. We must find a way to break the cycle.

On another note. We are starting to see some good smiles out of Nate.



  1. Fart smiles are the best! I still smile every time I have gas.

  2. Our little Allison at a week old seems to be able to work out almost all her burps herself. Very rarely do we need to burp her, and when we try nothing comes out.

    You have a cute little guy and I look forward to reading your blog!

  3. My daughter was born May 15th and her gas issues seem to be the same as what you are going through. I was wondering if you have seen any tie to the gassiness and vaccines? My daughter was finally starting to sleep through the night and grunt less until the day of her 4 month vaccinations and I'm starting to wonder if there is a tie. I'd love to compare notes with you. :)