It's completely normal to lose it in the beginning, right? I am just SO.TIRED.all.the.time.
DS2 is only 3 weeks old, so obviously sleep is still a little wonky. He starts out okay at the beginning of the night and we get 1-2 hours of sleep, but all bets are off after that first wake up. We bed share and I nurse him in bed but he needs to constantly be on the breast. If he is not eating, then sometimes he roots around for what seems like forever without actually latching. This involves grunting, groaning and all types of noises that make it impossible for anyone to sleep.
Well last night (early this morning) after 3 days of less than an hour of consecutive sleep at a time I sat up and loudly exclaimed I can't do this as I handed DS off to my husband. I was just so done. My poor DH obviously has to work in the morning and does more around the house and with the kids than I could possibly ask for so I felt like a total jerk this morning. DH took him for at least an hour and ended up being late for work.
I just need someone to tell me that this is totally normal. It's okay to be this stressed in the beginning....it WILL get easier. DS2 is spending the weekend at grandma's house this weekend so everyone can get more sleep!