What's the hardest part for you?

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What's the hardest part for you?

Moms with babies, what are you finding the most challenging right now? Mine is sleep (Reid is a bear to get to sleep, and won't stay asleep for very long once he's down which is pretty exhausting especially at night) and trying to balance spending time and meeting the emotional needs of my oldest with the intensive care that Reid demands. T has gotten very demanding and clingy, which I do understand. DH is awesome with him but he wants ME. In the meantime, frankly Reid is not a very easy baby. He wants to nurse 24/7 (literally, I am having trouble putting him down even when he's asleep because he is fighting sleep when my nipple isn't in his mouth and he refuses to take a paci...) so it's hard to make a lot of one on one time with T. I'm pretty tired. What are you all finding challenging?

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The recovery for me. Just hate the ups and downs. Also DD is needy right now wanting to be stimulated and with my issues we are basically doing small things and hanging out at home. Not exactly exciting for a 3 yr old

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I think my biggest issue is allowing other people to do things for me...and asking for help. I'd rather get pissed off because I have to do everything myself than ask for help, but the pain I have tends to limit what I can do. Plus I don't like making DH get up with her when he has to work and I don't. But like I mentioned before, I don't want to have to sleep on the couch every night. Julie sleeps in 3-4 hour increments and when she gets up, she eats and bounces around for a bit and then goes right back to sleep. DH is being awesome about it, but I worry about interrupting him...even though he IS the daddy and should be interrupted...lol

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Id have to say the lack of sleep is a big one. Wade nurses every hour at night. Im really hoping he outgrows that soon! Another thing is DS is not taking well to baby being here and having to share mommy. He really gets upset when he sees baby at the boob. He doesnt quite understand why mommy cant pick him up right now or why he cant just climb all over me like he did before.

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Moms with babies, what are you finding the most challenging right now? Mine is sleep (Reid is a bear to get to sleep, and won't stay asleep for very long once he's down which is pretty exhausting especially at night) and trying to balance spending time and meeting the emotional needs of my oldest with the intensive care that Reid demands. T has gotten very demanding and clingy, which I do understand. DH is awesome with him but he wants ME. In the meantime, frankly Reid is not a very easy baby. He wants to nurse 24/7 (literally, I am having trouble putting him down even when he's asleep because he is fighting sleep when my nipple isn't in his mouth and he refuses to take a paci...) so it's hard to make a lot of one on one time with T. I'm pretty tired. What are you all finding challenging?

No need to type a reply because this is it for me exactly except, luckily, my oldest doesn't seem to mind too much. I still feel terrible though. The rest of it is spot on though. She would spend all day in my arms, nursing if I let her.

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The worst for me is breastfeeding. Since I had supply issues with my other kids, I'm constantly worried that he's hungry. Like this morning he just wanted to nurse and nurse and just cried when I thought he was done but finally he's sleeping. I'm just paranoid and then I get all weepy and worried that my body just can't make enough milk, etc.
Plus, my nipples always get all cracked and bleeding and it just hurts to nurse. It's happened with all my kids so I know it's not a latch issue - it's a flat nipple issue and they just have to get toughened up. It always clears up by six weeks but it's rough until then.

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"babywings1" wrote:

I think my biggest issue is allowing other people to do things for me...and asking for help. I'd rather get pissed off because I have to do everything myself than ask for help, but the pain I have tends to limit what I can do. Plus I don't like making DH get up with her when he has to work and I don't. But like I mentioned before, I don't want to have to sleep on the couch every night. Julie sleeps in 3-4 hour increments and when she gets up, she eats and bounces around for a bit and then goes right back to sleep. DH is being awesome about it, but I worry about interrupting him...even though he IS the daddy and should be interrupted...lol

This is so me. I'd rather do everything myself and be pissed at the world then let someone help me. This is me even without a baby. Can't imagine when the baby is here.