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Struggling

on June 26, 2013

I am so tired and everything is such a struggle. He barely sleeps so I barely sleep. I’d developed the ability to actually do things – 5 minute clean, wash up, put the washing on. Now I don’t even time to sleep.

I’m really not sure how much I can cope with and, although I’m calmer than earlier, I’m really not sure I’m meant to be a parent.

There’s a reason why I couldn’t conceive naturally.

Things are only seeming a bit better right now because he’s asleep on me (I daren’t put him down) and the health visitor just left. He’s jumped up a percentile, hence why he needs boobie so often.

And she’s worried about me.

~ Persephone M

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7 responses to “Struggling

  1. It is normal. Oh so normal. Just know you’re not alone. It’s 3AM here and I’ve been up with screaming twins that woke up my 2 year old (they have a headcold ). And I’m alone. My husband is out of town. And I’m tired. And I want to be sleeping. I haven’t slept for years.

    • Persephone says:

      He was asleep until I tried moving us to my bed (didn’t want to risk me falling asleep on the sofa) and now he’s wide eyed and I’m in hysterics again.

      • šŸ˜¦ with my son. he did not sleep anywhere but my chest. I tried soooo hard to put him down but he’d cry. I’d have to sleep in a chair. He slept on my chest until he was about 2 months old and then right next to me from then until pretty much now. šŸ˜‰
        The only thing that helped was time. That doesn’t sound encouraging, I know.

      • Sometimes sleeping on the sofa is the only option. It’s okay. It really is.

      • Persephone says:

        But everyone tells you not to (and in the chair) but then he shouldn’t be sleeping on me at all. I get so worried about breaking the SIDS rules!

  2. Oh and the subject of sleep will RULE your life for awhile.

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