Yesterday, 03:53 PM
I know how you feel (about not being alone!). I don't know where you live, but here in the US, things can be hard on new parents (bad maternity/paternity leave, lack of support in areas, especially breastfeeding support, etc). There's SO much pressure to just hop up and go back to life as normal after a baby, and at the same time everyone around you is telling you to enjoy this time with your baby, that you feel like a failure if you can't keep up, and guilty you're NOT enjoying the lack of sleep or the messy house or the fact that your family hasn't had a fresh, home-cooked (at least by you) meal a few days in a row. I don't think we're required to enjoy every aspect of parenting. We can enjoy our babies, and oh, how we do enjoy those chubby cheeks, the soft skin, that sweet smell, and that beautiful smile, but babies disrupt things, and they keep changing things on us as soon as we start to feel like we're getting things under control. I told my mom a couple weeks ago baby had begun sleeping a predictable night schedule, and the VERY NEXT NIGHT, she changed things up and hasn't slept the same schedule 2 nights in a row since. :) All that to say...you're not alone; things are hard even after baby is technically not a "newborn," and you are doing the best thing for baby simply by trying your hardest to do everything within your power to make things easier on him. Good luck and I hope things begin to improve for him (and you!) soon. Hang in there.