New Year’s Eve was a particularly bad day at Addie Baby’s house.  Poor Addison spent the morning screaming in pain with her belly all bloated due to gas.  It was a screaming MARATHON.  My worst fears realized; my kid was in pain and I couldn’t do anything to help her.  I tried gas drops and cycling her legs and burping her and rubbing her back and turning her upside down while standing on one leg singing the national anthem.  Nothing!

I  finally wet a washcloth, threw it in the microwave and laid it over Addie’s tummy.  Within seconds, not only did she stop screaming, she started smiling and actually gave me her first belly laugh.  Now this is my favorite sound in the world.