Hey guys I think it's great you can all have a rant, don't feel bad as I think it helps to know you're not alone. Also try not to stress about housework etc as they honestly grow up so fast and although it's a pain in the **** having a baby permanently attached to you once they do become more independent you will miss the cuddles. My ds1 is 20 months and he's not a cuddler at all now so I vowed to savour the cuddles this time around. It doesn't last forever and try not to worry when people comment about letting baby get into bad habits etc. All babies want to sleep next to warm mummy and with some sleep training later on you will get them out the habit so don't worry about it now.
Def try to get out the house though as it really helps. I had an awful day last week when ds2 who is 7 weeks was literally screaming all day with colic. Whilst it's hard to cope with any baby crying, when you've got a toddler who you really want to play with and give attention to it all became a bit overwhelming. My reaction was that I just wanted to bury myself in a hole and stay at home but it wasn't really an option so just went out to the park and baby is always so much better when I'm out waking in the carrier.
It's tough. I havnt had a shower since Sunday. There's a load of washing in the machine that needs hanging up but right now I'm lying on the sofa with baby waiting for the sounds of my toddler to wake from his nap. I've told my dh that the house will be a mess most days but as long as I've kept the kids alive I think I've done a good job!
Lack of sleep is a real killer but it doesn't last either. It's crazy how you can function on it but I managed to get my ds1 to sleep through the night at 6 months so I just keep telling myself were 1/4 way there! You will get through it. X