My son is 5 weeks old
My Daughter will be four on August 13th
Lately, I think she's feeling some jealousy. I have been so tired lately. My husband works for a juvenile placement facility and if he has a 3 day work week he's there for 3 days, if he has a 5 day work week, he's there for 5 days (doesn't come home each night). My husband went to work on Thursday of last week, and will be home Thursday of this week.
Everytime I correct my daughter she yells at me that she hates me, wants a new mom, that I have no time for her, she wants to move without the rest of her family. I keep telling her that I love her, that it makes me sad to hear those things because she's so special to me.
But I don't feel like I'm doing enough. I'm just struggling to keep up with everything. Trying to keep the house orderly, keep up with the laundry, tend to the newborn, and take care of my daughter. We don't play games like we use to. We sit and snuggle, but i'm so tired, and the last two days with these outbursts from her i've been so overwhelmed.
I know she loves her brother. He responds to her voice before he responds to mine. He adores her.
But how do i deal with the attitude and the outbursts?
I feel alone and isolated, and i'm starting to feel overwhelmed.
I love both my children, but I'm afraid the time it takes to care for an infant is causing me to lose my daughter.