This morning I found myself cracking open Gina Ford and knew I needed to come post here for some support before I fall into the rabbit hole of sleep fixes. Ds2 is only 5 weeks tomorrow and I'm finding the sleeplessness so hard to cope with right now, exacerbated by caring for a toddler this time around and being far away from any close friends and family for help and support. I'm feeling quite overwhelmed and hopeless, I had hoped I would feel more confident and laid back this time around, but I'm not. It's hard getting used to the round the clock feeding again and trying to remember it doesn't last forever. I can only get him to sleep during the day if I feed him to sleep and I find myself stressing about that, what 'rod' am I making for my own back when deep down I know at 5 weeks it doesn't matter. I'm desperate for him to take a dummy as I know that would at least give me a break with the feeding to sleep but so far he has no interest, they all seem to make him gag.
Anyways... I just needed a vent. Talk some sense into me ladies and tell me it all doesn't matter, that there's light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn't matter what I do at 5 weeks old right? It doesn't mean I'll be haunted by bad sleep forever, right...?