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[IP] Re: tired, tired, tired
Hang in there, you aren't alone. Sherry, I'm not DM, so I know its even
harder for you, but I know what its like with babies that wake up all the
time. Somehow you just get through it, but it is so difficult getting
through a work day. My first son woke up 1-3 times every night until he was
2. Once didn't bother me at all, but on the 3 times waking nights it was
hard to be a competent professional the next day.
I left work when pregnant with my second, but what I learned from the
first baby was that it was much better to have the baby sleep with you than
get up 3 or more times every night. So that's what I did with number 2,
right from the time he was born. He is a natural cuddler and wasn't a
squirmer, so it was easy. We both slept much better as a result. So perhaps
if you go back to your "crowded" sleeping arrangements everyone will be
happier. This is a personal decision, but you should know that it is the
norm in most of the world for babies to sleep with their parents--sleeping
alone is a relatively new idea, mainly confined to north america and parts of
When you are tired you are going to be grumpier with your kids, I think
that is true of all of us. Don't feel bad about it, you are doing your best.
I just apologize to my kids and tell them Mummy loves them, its just that
I'm tired, so am grumpy. I think its good to let kids see adults apologize
and let them know we aren't perfect. Just give the little guy extra cuddles,
he will forgive you!
I take extra B vitamins from time to time and think that these help me
combat fatigue. "Stress Tabs" -- these are so huge, however, I find them
hard to swallow.
Good luck. You may find a bit more energy with the springtime sun.
Barbara (Mum of Claire 7), who is also feeling very tired
> ". The baby just isn't
> letting me sleep more than two consecutive hours and I'm tired all the
> Plus I'm gaining weight from the b.c.
> It is a terrible feeling being drained and heavy. My endo says my thyroid
> level is where it should be with my 100 mg of Synthroid, but I don't feel
> I don't know if I'm more tired because I'm depressed or more depressed
> I'm tired, but I swear I could cry sometimes. I yell at the baby because
> won't sleep and then I feel guilty and like a bad mother.
> He really is a good baby. He just got used to sleeping with me because of
> crowded housing arrangements after the fire and he can't seem to readjust.
> Anyway, any advice out there? Should I try something like an herbal
> pill"? I really can't keep on this way and manage to work all day.
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