THis is likely just a vent. But it would be nice if there were any other mammas that could relate or offer advice!
My son is just over 8 weeks old and I am having to spend more time at work. When I started back to work at 6 weeks, I was mostly sticking around the house and just going in for meetings and such, but it turns out that I just don't get enough done. The main reason is that my little bean always wants to be with me (which is wonderful unless I need to work!).
When I am at work, my DH cares for him. He is really struggling with him this week. He doesn't want the bottle, although he has taken it when desperation seems to take over. But the biggest issue is that he screams and screams bloody murder for hours on and off. I feel so bad for both of them. My DH is so patient with him, but I can tell he is heartbroken from my LO not wanting to be with him ever. My LO will be screaming bloody murder and once I get him he stops immediately, wll regain his composure (sometimes this takes a bit) and then even smile and coo at me. My poor DH will just shrug and say it adds insult to injury.
My LO is so young still, and I keep hearing things will get better once we hit that 12 week mark...but I am so worried. I hate the thought of my LO screaming for hours on end, and I fear for my DH's sanity too.
Has anyone experienced this when they have gone back to work? I can't even imagine if he was in daycare...I don't know how anyone not related would have any patience whatsoever with him. I feel SO guilty leaving every day. It is breaking my heart.