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I hate my life. Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12

This is a vent. But if you have any advice or went through something similar with your child(ren) I'm open ears.
Okay so I've posted numerous times about my 6 month old and his sleeping issues. I have tried EVERYTHING to get him to sleep on his own but he won't so I threw in the towel and just kept nursing him to sleep. Now that's not even working. NOTHING is working, nursing, rocking, singing, CIO, bouncing in the chair, his swing, walking around........nothing. If he does fall asleep after an hour or 2 of trying, he wakes right back up again 10 minutes later. Day and night.



I haven't slept more than 45 minutes in 3 days. I recently got "The No Cry Sleep Solution" but I haven't been able to read it and I can't use any of the tips because I have no time, plus I'm going to my mom's for the next few days.



I'm exhausted. I'm starting to hallucinate and think about weird shit, like maybe I should commit suicide or check myself into a hospital. I yell at DH. My mom took my 3 year old to cut me a break a little. It's affecting not only me but DS as well- he's cranky all the time, he isn't hitting any milestones, he's never happy.



I just don't know what to do anymore. My life with this baby is an absolute nightmare. I love him so much and I really do enjoy taking care of him other than when he's wailing from exhaustion. I don't want to feel this way. I want to enjoy my baby and make him happy. I want to see him smile and look forward to every day, not dread it. :cry:

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7222 posts
26th Dec '12

Have you taken him to the doctor to see if there is maybe some issue that is causing it?



I don't really have advise, but good luck!

♛ Spectacular.#4 4 kids; Alabama 19636 posts
26th Dec '12

*Hugs*



I have to feed/change/burp my DD then just lay her in her bed and shut the door she'll cry for a moment, but she goes to sleep. It's the only way she'll sleep besides falling asleep in the car seat... Maybe try that?

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
26th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" This is a vent. But if you have any advice or went through something similar with your child(ren) I'm ... [snip!] ... way. I want to enjoy my baby and make him happy. I want to see him smile and look forward to every day, not dread it. :cry:"</blockquote>




Is he in pain? Could if be dietary related? Is he teethin? Have you tried teething tablets?
I'm sorry Mama....that's gotta be awful. I hope you find a solution soon!

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting laurenmik:" Have you taken him to the doctor to see if there is maybe some issue that is causing it? I don't really have advise, but good luck!"



Thanks. I brought it up with his pedi and she told me to let him CIO but that was at his 4 month appointment so I didn't want to do that. Now that he's 6 months old I try CIO once in awhile but it doesn't work. He just lays there and screams. I will be bringing it up at his next check up in January.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting ♛ Rudeness.:" *Hugs* I have to feed/change/burp my DD then just lay her in her bed and shut the door she'll cry for ... [snip!] ... for a moment, but she goes to sleep. It's the only way she'll sleep besides falling asleep in the car seat... Maybe try that?"


As soon as I lay him down he starts screaming his head off. I tried waiting even 5 minutes. No luck.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
26th Dec '12

Well I had ppp I was the devil after having Jade, they put me on meds and I was able to handle her, she had colic and i hated bf ing her we switched her to formula for fussy babies and that helped a million times better, she was happier I was on meds feeling better, and everything started getting better... but it was really bad I don't know how bad it is for u...

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting The Blissful Six:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" This is a vent. But if you have any advice ... [snip!] ... Is he teethin? Have you tried teething tablets? I'm sorry Mama....that's gotta be awful. I hope you find a solution soon!"


I don't think he's in pain because he's not fussy all the time, just when he's tired[which for the past 4 days has been all the time]. I am going to try Tylenol before he goes to bed but I don't want to medicate him if there's nothing bothering him. And no teeth yet.

Jessi Graffia 1 child; Louisiana 423 posts
26th Dec '12

I'm sending you a real big air hug honey. I cant relate to your problem but I will try to offer advice. You need to get yourself to a dr. If your are feeling this down it sounds like post partum depression. And no wonder you feel this way. You're exhausted. Talking to someone professionally will help. And def take advantage of any breaks even though I'm sure they are few and far between. I am so sorry. Try to be patient with your little one. Babies can sense your frustration. If you feel yourself about to lose it put the baby in his bed and walk away. Give yourself five or ten minutes to regroup. I know thats a very tiny break but its important to remain calm around babies. I hope some of this helped. I hope your situation gets better too.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" Well I had ppp I was the devil after having Jade, they put me on meds and I was able to handle her, she ... [snip!] ... was on meds feeling better, and everything started getting better... but it was really bad I don't know how bad it is for u..."


I had PPP with my first son and now I don't have any depression at all, I don't think because when I do get a solid hour of sleep I feel 100% better. I'm just really overwhelmed right now.

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
26th Dec '12

I made the huge mistake of rocking/laying with my son to get to sleep. He is now 3 and refuses to sleep in his own bed. If he falls asleep I take him to his room then not even an hour later he is awake and in my bed. DH and I don't live together right now(certain issues) so I have a huge bed but its like he has to be right up against me constantly. With the new one coming it will be CIO.

♛ Spectacular.#4 4 kids; Alabama 19636 posts
26th Dec '12

Tell Bd/DH whomever to help out so you can sleep.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Moody Momma:" I made the huge mistake of rocking/laying with my son to get to sleep. He is now 3 and refuses to sleep ... [snip!] ... issues) so I have a huge bed but its like he has to be right up against me constantly. With the new one coming it will be CIO. "


That was totally my mistake too. The thing is, if nursing him to sleep and co-sleeping actually worked I wouldn't care. If rocking him while singing and hopping on one foot with a cup on my head worked I would do that lol. But nothing works. Nothing.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Jessi Graffia:" I'm sending you a real big air hug honey. I cant relate to your problem but I will try to offer advice. ... [snip!] ... tiny break but its important to remain calm around babies. I hope some of this helped. I hope your situation gets better too."


Thanks. I don't really get frustrated with the baby, just myself for starting this cycle. I'm going to my mom's and she's a big help so I'll be able to relax a little.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting ♛ Rudeness.:" Tell Bd/DH whomever to help out so you can sleep."



He's out, as usual. It's just me and the bubs.