dmages, about crying and gas
I saw your post on lucy's thread. I went through a colicky baby the first time around and thought I would let you know that the worst is almost over. Crying peaks around 6 weeks. Some babies are just fussy in the beginning.
Also, the crying is likely what is causing the gas, rather than the gas causing the crying. They gulp air when they cry hard. There is a book called The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp which has some good suggestion for soothing fussy babies.
It is too bad newborns do not come with owner's manuals. Especially for the first one.