Today is, so far, a super hard day and I hate to say it but I'm feeling like if I wasn't pregnant I'd quite happily go back to work full time right now I know it's just gonna get harder but I have been preparing myself for it for when Pud comes but it's shocked me how hard everything is at the moment. Arthur is just miserable; he screams all day long. It's like he's a little baby with colic except he never had colic. He never cried this much when he was a baby. I can't leave the room without him screaming and screaming. He's only ever really content if he has his dummy in 24/7 and I'm making an effort to wean him off it and distract him with other things. He doesn't play, he just clings onto me constantly. If he drops anything we have ten mins of screaming, literally tears pouring down his face, until he figures out he can pick it up again. It's like he has no self-confidence, he can't be independent and he just seems completely unhappy and I don't know what to do My OH is insistent that I just leave him to get on with it because he can't have my attention 24/7 but when I do this rather than just go and play he'll just lay on the floor and scream and cry. He did it so long the other evening on the floor of the bathroom he cried himself to sleep. Also, then there's the issue of my husband works nights and he's just not sleeping because of the consant crying. We're just not functioning as a family, I feel like I have a permenant headache, we're rowing all the time and I just don't wanna spend day after day like this. This is even before the baby has come so I just don't see how we're gonna be able to exist when there's two of them. Right now he's just sitting on the floor screaming away and we've had at least 7 of these episodes so far this morning. He woke up from his nap and I wanted to just cry myself, I find myself praying he'll sleep longer and longer. I know it's partly down to teething but he's like this ALL the time, he can't seriously be teething constantly, every single day for the last six months; he only has 6, nearly 7 teeth. I'm despairing, I just don't what to do and I don't want to feel like I'd rather be at work but this is just relentless Any tips too make him into a happier child? How do you get them to play independently without needing you every hour of the waking day?