- 6 years ago
I need some help! Am I a bad mom, what am I doing wrong. Is this normal!
Maybe my expectations are too high, and I know evil FB doesn’t help, because I compare my baby to others and it’s hard when people on my FB are always bragging about how great their babies ( same age as mine) are wonderful and easy.
My DS is almost 3 months and is sooo fussy and seems to be getting worse everday.
When he was first born he would not sleep flat, we could only get him to sleep in his carseat. He has never been a great sleeper, and up until about 3 weeks ago had been getting up every 2-3 hours. Now we can get a good 5 hour sleep then after the second feeding he is up every 2 hours after that. I don’t find that all abnormal and I am okay with that.
However, durning the day is a nightmare. He wakes up very happy and full of smiles. He ates, we play and then about an hour later I know he gets tired so I start the nap routine. It has yet to work. I try the bassinet, the crib, the swing, the carseat, the rocker, the carrier. I swaddle him, I give him a pacifer, nothing works. It takes hours, and as every second that goes by he gets more and more fussy, starts to cry and more, and then has meltdowns all day. I am lucky if I get him to nap for 10 mins.
He needs CONSTANT motion all the time. If I can get him in the stroller, he will start to doze but I have to be wheeling it around, the min I stop he wakes.
The same thng goes with holding him. He wants to be held 24/7, I try to put him in the carrier and he cries. I try to sit own holding him and he cries. I have to be standing and walking around or rocking. I am at my witts end. I am tired, my back is killing me, I just need a little relief. My husband works long hours so I am home from 5am to 7:30/8 alone with the baby. I just don’t know what to do to make him nap.
By the time 12:00 hits its a nightmare with him, he is a tired, screaming mess. Anyone else have this problem? I have no problem getting him to sleep at night.