im so exhausted, to my breaking point. I have a busy 2 year old boy with a 2 week old little guy who sleeps all day and is awake every 2 hours at night. I'm so blessed to have 2 beautiful boys, I feel almost guilty complaining about how tired and exhausted I am. They say sleep when your baby is sleeping but it's hard when you have 2. I suffer from anxiety so when I do get a chance to sleep I can't shut my brain off. I cry all day.. My husband works 5-6 days a week he's hardly home. I feel like I'm so alone. I have great supports around me but I feel guilty asking for help. I caved and had my mother come over last night so I could put my oldest to bed and have a shower. It's just the sleepless nights is what is the hardest. Ugh sorry I just need to hear from other parents that I'm not alone and it won't be like this forever
Re: Please tell me it gets easier.. STM here *UPDATE*
DD was 5 when my twins were born and it was a huge adjustment to know how to care for her and 2 babies @the same time. Even though DH only works mon-fri 10-12 hours a day he never helped @ night nor when DD had homework. & even though in a way it was easier because i had a 5 yr old vs a 2 yr old she had homework that had to be done. I had to take her & pick her up from school & had to get all 3 in the car. I remember 1 night, the boys were maybe 6 weeks and they wouldnt sleep! One would fall asleep and the other would wake up, back & forth all night & i only had 45min of sleep that night. My mom let my sister miss school that day so i could sleep while she watched the boys because i was a complete mess!
Now my boys are 12.5 months old. DD is 6. They started sleeping through the night @ 6 months old from 745pm to almost 7 am. They entertain themselves by playing with toys chasing after eachother. DD now knows how to read so its rare when i need to help her with homework. She plays with her brothers. I can actually say i never, NEVER thought id see a full nights sleep in my life(thats how bad it was) & now its like heaven!
And never feel guilty for asking for help! We work24/7 for our kids & we deserve a break. And im sorry your anxiety gets in the way of you sleeping. Maybe your doc can help you with that.
I hope things get better sooner than later!
ask for all the help you need! There is NOTHING wrong with needing help!
You are doing great!