I need some advice. I realized last night that I'm going through some depression. The longer I am sleep deprived, the worse it gets. At this point, I'm barely there for my family.*I'm not crying constantly or anything like that.*Not cleaning, not interacting with Stella, not interacting with Dh. All I want to do is watch tv.*
I've been trying to give Alice a bottle of formula at night but she won't take it. I tried it when she was sleeping and still wouldn't take it. Tonight I'm going to try in a sippy cup b/c she likes water in a sippy cup. If the sippy cup doesn't work I'll pump some breastmilk and try that in a bottle and then slowly mix it with formula. I am just hoping to get her to sleep longer stretches at night. I still want to breast feed, formula would only be at night.
I feel like if I can get more sleep I will feel better. Any suggestions for getting Alice to sleep at night? We just moved her to her own crib in her own room b/c I was hoping she was waking b/c she is a light sleeper and Dh and I were waking her. But she is still waking every 2-3 hours, and now I have to get up and deal with her. Last night I tried going in and not feeding her. She fell asleep in my arms but would cry when I put her back down.
Any suggestions for kicking myself in the butt? I look around my house and see the mess that needs to be cleaned but I can't think clearly enough to know what to do. It takes me all day to half clean one room. Poor Stella wants attention but I'm short with her and don't do anything with her. I just don't have the energy to do things with her.
Sorry this is so long, I'm just overwhelmed.