I posted when DS was much younger that he had to be held constantly in order to be happy. Well, he's 14 weeks now and it hasn't improved...at all (it might actually have gotten worse). We bedshare so he's been sleeping pretty well at night (and so have I oddly enough...he even had his first 7 hour stretch last night!), but he has to nap on one of us. I can't get anything done during the day. I've tried wearing him but he gets wiggly and irritated if I'm doing too much while I'm wearing him. Feeding him to sleep doesn't work. He hates his paci...it makes him more upset. I've tried putting him to sleep 'drowsy but awake' - no dice. I've tried putting him down while I think he's at his deepest sleep - he wakes up 5 minutes later screaming and tearing at himself. I've tried putting him down in a swing (so he's sitting up in case it's reflux), tried laying him on his back, and even tried putting him on his tummy right next to me (so I could keep an eye on him)....still didn't work. I even tried putting him down asleep in his crib and then consoling him when he cried and putting him back, repeat, etc. Did that for 3 hours for a nap and he never did sleep and just ended up mad when we tried to put him to bed that night. I should also mention that this means he only goes to bed when we go to bed since he won't sleep without me, so he doesn't go to bed until about 9 or 9:30 (although he usually naps from 6:30/7-8).
I can't stand the idea of CIO, but I'm getting desperate. My mom says it's just because he loves me so much which is great but I'm battling PPD and I feel like this is contributing to it. I love my son, but especially on days when DH is gone from 6a-9p with work/music), I feel like the only break I can get is our daily walk around the nearby lake (DS's only time in a stroller)...and even then, if I stop moving for too long, he wakes up and gets mad. I need to be able to put him down for my sanity without him screaming bloody murder and tearing at his skin/clothes. TIA!