I babysat for Ryan and Rachel last night. Rachel tried to nurse Emmet before she left, but he wasn't interested. However, for the last hour or so he definitely wasn't happy about life in general. I was able to distract him for awhile by practicing piano (one hand at a time, holding him with the other hand), but when that paled, there was no consolation to be found anywhere. Definitely not with a soother! Emmet has a particularly piercing cry - almost a scream. I recognize it; I remember my brother Robert had the same cry, and I believe my son, Bram did too. It doesn't make it any more pleasant to recognize it.
Thankfully, Rachel did return, and peace was restored.