Not last night... We tried everything from the swing, to our bed, to rocking her, and nothing was working... Finally at 2 am, we put in a Scrubs dvd and sat on the couch and laughed at the stupidist jokes because we were so simpled out! I can't remember how it happened, (I'm pretty sure I was holding her), but we got her to go to sleep. It was awesome. You are really searching for any moral victory you can get your hands on.
We are reading the Baby Wise book that many of our friends have recommended and have just come across the colic section. It can show up in between the 2nd and 4th week (Elliot is 4 weeks tomorrow), so that might be the problem, but if it is, I think it is just a minor case.
I don't say all of this for any one to feel sorry for us. I think young parents are conditioned to say how great it is, but you don't hear many own up to how hard it is. Maybe they feel like people will think that they don't love their baby. I don't know... It is awesome and we love her a lot, but we also really like sleep and getting out of the house on a whim. It is hard to just change your whole life at the drop of a hat, but you do it. We couldn't do it unless we were a great team.
So to sum it all up, we love being parents, but it is a lot different and a lot harder than our previous life was. That isn't a bad thing, it is an honest thing...
Pray that it isn't colic and pray that she gets in a good routine. Thanks for all of the support and thanks to our parents for putting up with us as newborns! We have a whole new respect for you!