Today lo went to work with me and she never went down for a proper nap. when we got home she was very cranky and when she nursed she clamped down and hurt me so bad i cried. . for the rest of the evening i was a little frustrated. i saw her rooting for a feed but i didn't feed her right then. i was scared she'd hurt me again. now that she's asleep i feel so bad for being frustrated with lo. she tried to look at me and smile and play but i was too frustrated to stop acting like a jerk! ugh!
Depends on how much sleep I've had. We had a REALLY bad patch about 2 weeks ago when Harrison literally would not sleep more than 5 minutes unless I held him all night. I will admit I shouted at him once to "just go to bloody sleep like a normal person"... But then I felt like a complete and utter failure as a mum and sobbed while I held him proper tightly (not hurting him though) afterwards. I knew he wasn't doing it on purpose, but when you have literally no sleep for 3 days, and I mean my eyes didn't close for more than 2-3 minutes those whole 3 days) it's hard to keep calm.
I've been a little frustrated a couple nights where I've thought that the morning couldn't come quick enough, but I've only really been badly frustrated the once so far. I know we're only human and do get annoyed, but I've tried extra extra hard to be patient since that night because I just felt so so guilty about getting cross.
It really depends I think on how much sleep he has allowed me to have lol!! If he has slept well he can be sooooo difficult and I seem to have endless amounts of patience for him but if we have had a bad night sometimes it's the slightest thing that can get to me. Then yes all the guilt feelings come!!! We are all human don't forget! X
I've definitely felt really frustrated with LO a couple of times - probably when she was around 10-12 weeks and she was confusing night with day at that point. I had really bad sleep for about 10 days in a row - and cried a couple of times whilst saying something like "please will you sleep, I can't cope any more!!". Luckily things settled down and although I've felt a bit frustrated inside I've been able to keep it in a bit easier!!! It's really hard sometimes being a parent, try not to be too harsh on yourself because of it - LO will probably have forgotten already!! Xx
Proper frustration comes when she's ill (I feel like a terrible mother saying this) she is ill so infrequently that the time she was ill (last week was her first illness in almost 11 months) I just became quite cross! She was vomiting loads and I think my fear of her getting dehydrated made me cross when she was sick. If I managed to get some milk into her I would instantly feel more relaxed and cheerful, but the second she was sick I could feel myself fretting and becoming frustrated at her. Feel really guilty now.
Told the baby to shut up today after incessant crying (reflux); when my husband came home, I went to sleep for a few hours and asked him to take the baby tonight so I can get some more proper sleep -- I love my LO, but needed a short break -- promised him that tomorrow Mummy will be all better........
I have to fight the urge to tell LO to shut it when he wakes every hour crying/screaming at night.. Or when he wakes in the night and I have to fight with him to stop scratching his head.. Drives me nuts!! so I get frustrated at least once a week at night when I'm extremely tired!! Poor LO
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