When I was a baby, I used to be my mum's worst nightmares.
I would wake up and cry when people usually sleep and I will sleep when people usually get up to work. And my cries were usually insistent and persistent. My mum would put me on the table and just watch me cry, sometimes she joins me too. There was no way to determine why I was like that. Doctors said that it would be good for my lungs.
On some occasions, my mum was taking care of Megan when I was out/ running errands etc. She would insist on being carried, otherwise she would be crying her lungs out. She would also kick up a fuss when her nappies are wet or when she has pooped. And her cries brought back memories to my mum. She said I had the same loud, screaming and continuous cry .... athough my mum did say that I seemed to have bigger lungs and so, louder and longer than Megan.
The strange thing is that with Megan, once I step into the house, she would stop being fussy and would willingly sleep on the bed without a single sound. My mum says it is because she can smell me and be comforted in knowing that I am around. Apparently this did not work on me when I was a baby .... my mum was a little worried that my brother will turn out to be like me when she was pregnant with him. Thank goodness he slept through everything, so long as his tummy was full!