— I really, really, really related to this piece. Having a colicky baby fucks with your head in so many ways. The extreme fatigue and the incessant screaming went on for five months. It was literally a traumatic experience that only those who have been through it can truly understand. I feel really bitter toward other people who have quiet babies who take long naps. They can all go fuck themselves.
"But I find it difficult to be happy for couples that have easy babies. I struggle to empathize with their problems, which always seem incrementally smaller than ours were. I want other parents to feel our colicky pain; to know what it’s like to give a baby love and get intense screaming and 30 minute-naps in return. It’s ridiculous and selfish, but this is the form my PCSD has taken."