Re: Sanity OUT the window!!
First of all, big . What you're going through is no fun and no joke. Everyone here knows it, and that's what makes it so much harder to say the following: it's also normal. It's just normal baby behavior, particularly for a high-needs baby, as DJs.mom pointed out. You can't change it. All you can do is find strategies which help you cope. If that means antidepressants, then by all means find the right one and take it! Contact your doc, and call Infant Risk. And co-sleeping, swings, and wearing baby in a sling are your friends. My first baby was extremely high-needs and until she was around 8 months old she was either pressed up against me in bed, in the Baby Bjorn or the Ergo carrier that I got after DD's weight maxed out my back, or in the swing. We went through a lot of D batteries!
Just a quick question: are you on any form of hormonal contraception? HC can have a dramatic impact on your mood, and also your milk supply. I don't think the night-waking is related to supply, nor do I think that it's abnormal to never feel full- but if you are taking HC that could explain some of the dimensions of the issues you're having.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"