I am exhausted. My five month old wakes up every hour, sometimes 2 or 3 times an hour, all night long, and refuses to nap for more than 40 min. at a time during the day. I am pumping breastmilk because the nurses and LC's at the hospital screwed me over on that one... my husband doesn't recognize what my thrush infected nipples go through daily (and nightly) as he is rude and judgmental of me, telling me I have it made, and I have NO ONE to go on playdates with, because I live in a GHETTO and I have NO FRIENDS in this crap town. I LOVE my baby and have no regrets about him, I just wish someone could lend a hand once in a while. My husband has a huge family, and they all want to drop by unannounced to cuddle my son, but does anyone offer to babysit for an hour or bring a meal over? NOT ONCE. I am just falling apart here, and I want to be the best mom I can be for my son. I just don't know what to do anymore.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by meagan678 at 10:44 PM on Oct. 19, 2010
I know the feeling of not having many of my own friends or family around to help. I have a 5 week old, & a 6 year old. Fortunately my hubby helps out a little with the kids, but he works too. I'm one that doesn't like to ask for help, but it sounds like you should ask your hubby's family for even an hour or two of help once in awhile. I'm not big on people showing up unannounced, I think it's kinda rude, knowing you have a little one & might be resting, when you can. Maybe have your hubby ask his family if they could help a little, if you don't feel comfortable doing so. Also, I'd ask them to call first, to see if you & or the baby might be napping or busy. You don't need more stress. Good luck, & hang in there...I'm trying to!
Answer by nicksmom604 at 10:48 PM on Oct. 19, 2010