Hi- I am pretty new here and hopefully I can vent and get some support. It's 6am and I am crying because I am so frustrated.
My dd is 12 weeks old and I swear it is not getting easier. She has always done 3-4 hour stretches and the occasional 5-6 hour ones. But for the past few weeks her sleeping is all over the map. Once I think it is getting longer one night, the next she is up every hour nursing. On top of that she decides she's wide awake at 5am playing. Her naps are terrible, usually 30 min cap naps. If I work at it, I can get her to sleep sometimes 2 hours - thats nursing when she wakes.
She cosleeps in a co sleeper next to dh and I. Of course dh sleeps through the night and has no clue.He knows I am frustrated and tries to take up the household slack. I am at my wits end. Most of my friends don't understand cause their babies slept though the night almost immediately. Of course people say give her formula, your not making enough milk, or let her cry it out - which I am not doing either.
I think I must have a high-needs/difficult baby. She doesn't want anyone holding her. Screams at family members/friends if they hold her or even look at her. I can barely have anyone watch her. She is so alert 24/7 she has to be contantly entertained - only likes the bouncy seat, swing or Baby Einstein gym for 10 minutes and then fusses. She has never been one of those babies sleeping so peacefully in the carrier in the store.
Dh tries to help but I think he feels he can't do much cause he doesn't have the boobs. I pump sometimes so I can leave for a little while. She has gotten better with him.
I guess I am just venting. It's overwheming with the household stuff, trying to start back working after she goes to bed (have my own business) and deal with her.I am starting to feel resentful towards her and I feel horrible about that.
Anybody out there has gone through this or has a child like this? Any support and advice would be welcomed. Thanks for listening