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The Mad Cry

By Naomi Odes |

As Fuzz hit the twelve week mark on Monday, he’s gotten way more smiley, and even giggles sometimes. I haven’t caught the giggles on camera, but I have started to notice a shift in his cries, which let’s face it, go on much longer and are thus much easier to record.

I don’t usually let him cry unless of course, we’re in the car and I can’t get to him, or it’s not safe for me to pick him up. However, in the past three days, he’s been asserting himself a bit and really letting me know when he’s lodging a complaint.

His cries almost sound like he’s grumbling some curse words between his yelling. He’s clearly ticked off. While my heart is being tugged by his unrest, I’m also fascinated by his growth, and also, frankly, seriously amused. For those who think this is cruel parenting, I’ll have you know that I immediately picked up my boy after this nineteen second outburst.

Does your baby have different cries for different reasons?

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Naomi Odes Aytur is a blogger who's contributed on the parenting channel of Babble. She chronicles her experiences of being a new mom on her personal website, I Am Still Awake. Read bio and latest posts → Read Naomi's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “The Mad Cry

  1. Shayla says:

    is he having poop issues? Or possible refluxing? They don’t always have the obvious symptoms. If it continues call your pediatrician it may be worth checking out to be sure he isn’t uncomfortable and trying to let you know. Otherwise he may just be like my youngest, who was given the name of “little miss attitude” at 3 months. She is 13 and still very opionated and loves to be heard lol good luck!

    1. Naomi says:

      Hey Shayla, thanks for your concern. Fuzz does have a little bit of the reflux, but it doesn’t usually make him cry like this. This is clearly a “Pick Me UP, Woman!” cry. ;-)

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