I am a regular member, but posting anonymously. I am not handling things well au the moment. In fact I'm at breaking point.
My 10 week old is getting worse every day. She doesn't cry, only when over tired, but getting her to sleep is getting impossible.
I have been spending the past 3 hours trying to get her to sleep in the only way possible. Rocking and swaying. I am painfully exhausted.
Nothing else works, and thats what every day consists of, constantly swaying. Its mind numbing. Every day it takes longer and longer to get her to sleep.
I've tried wearing her. She HATES it. She screams and squirms and carries on until I take her out.
I can't do anything. Nothing. Apart from swaying.
HOW DO YOU SETTLE A BABY THAT IS LIKE THIS? I can't do this any more. My partner says to put her down for 5 mins, but I can't. She cries and then won't settle, and I feel worse than what I did before taking 5 mins to myself.
I'm hardly eating because it's near on impossible. I hardly drink enough fluids either. I haven't left the house in 2 weeks. I haven't done anything for myself in 10 weeks.
Help, just please- some one help. This is beyond a joke. This is not normal, this is extreme.
I look at her cot and bassinet and I just want to throw them out the window. She doesn't usd them, so why do we need them?
I'm doing what my instincts tell me to do, but things just aren't good. I'm not enjoying this