My mother says that I need to accept that Justin is a “hard” baby. I don’t really have anything to compare his fussiness to. We have at least one, often two times during the day where he will cry and fuss for two or more hours (the longest has been 5). I know that there are a lot of parents out there who have had it much worse. I tend to believe that he is a normal baby who currently may be colicky, but not terribly so. All babies cry, but what’s normal?
In the end, it doesn’t really matter what’s normal and what’s “hard”. This is a phase he’s going through and it will end. It won’t matter how much he fussed–just that we were consistently offering comfort.