Is it colic or just normal crying?

Normal

Pattern: Cries usually related to a need (to be fed, held, changed, etc.)

Timing: No particular pattern throughout the day and night.

Intensity: May sound distressed at times but easily consoled.

Soothing Techniques : Tends to like "typical" baby things like cuddling, being held or being rocked.

Colic

Pattern: Cries are seemingly "unprovoked."

Timing: Tends to peak in the evening.

Intensity : Sounds like a painful cry that is difficult to console.

Soothing Techniques: Has to have very specific circumstances to calm down.