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My DS is 5 yo and has always co-slept with us.  For the last 2 years he has had his own bed in the room he shares with DD, 7yo.  He starts his night in there but as soon as DH and I go up to bed he jumps in with us.  I am more than happy with this arrangement especially now he has started school, it gives us 9 hours of snuggle time and time to reconnect.   But, he cannot get to sleep by himself.  He needs me to lie with him and will not accept DH unless I am out...
Last night DD, 5, was messing about at bedtime. She was refusing to use the toilet before getting her PJ's on. I had asked her several times and she had ignored me. Then I went to get her from where she was jumping on my bed and she slapped me. I stayed calm and carried her to the bathroom and gently closed the door telling her to have a pee. She opened the door again and slammed it hard breaking the sign on the door in the process. I was upset that she broke it,...
Oh my goodness! My DS is going through this right now! He has such an attitude and whines constantly. He swings from not wanting anything to do with me to needing me RIGHT NOW in seconds. The best/worst thing is that he is only like this when its just us or just us and DD. When DH is home or Grandma is here he is excellent company. My DD went through the same thing at 3 too. I had PPD at the time and didnt cope well with it so I am hoping to do better this time...
My DS is just 3. He stopped napping about 4 months ago. He is usually asleep by 7.15pm and wakes in the morning at about 6.30am. He refuses to nap now even when he is really tired. He says he can't sleep because the sun is still up! Already worrying about what fun the light evenings in the summer will be!
Thank you everyone. I am so scared by how quickly this has happened again. I am managing to eat a small meal when DH is home but am eating very little when he's not here which is most of the time. Today all I have eaten is a small bowl of pasta. I did make myself breakfast and lunch but I couldnt eat it, its as if my throat is closed and nothing will make it open. I havent purged though since my first post here. I have lost 10lbs in the last 12 days. Thank you...
Thank you for your replies. Talked to DH today after he noticed how little I had eaten. He is going to help me through this. I feel very frightened and out of control but at least now I can tell him when I am struggling.
Just a brief history of me... I had depression in 1996, 1999 and 2000 and then after DS was born in 2006 I had very severe PPD and PPP. During the PPD I developed anorexia having been overweight since 1999. I lost 70lbs in 4 months. It started as a loss of appetite and then developed into a fear of food and a loss of control over eating. I was restricting myself to 500 calories a day and purging if I ate anything extra over that even if it was something healthy. ...
I could have written your exact post! My DD is 5yrs now and my DS has just turned 3yrs and I am a completely different and, I think, much better person. Before I had DD I worked in daycare and thought I knew all about babies! lol! I read loads about being pg but never thought about how I would raise her! I had decided to bf till she was 12 mo but she was never going to come into bed with us. How little I knew! Then she arrived and I was totally blown away by how...
I really want to share what has happened between DS and I over the last two days. I'm not sure exactly where to put it but I only want positive and supportive replies so I thought here was the best place. To start at the beginning.... I was always commited to CLW and did CLW my DD. She weaned herself at just over 3 years. I had tandem fed her along with DS for 10 months. Sadly, after DS was born I developed severe PPD and just after his first birthday I was...
My DD is just the same. She never wanted to tell me what she had done at preschool and now that she is at big school its just the same! One trick I found is that I will start off by telling her what I have done while she has been away. E.G 'Mummy went shopping with DS and we bought x,y,z. Then DS had a nap and Mummy did some sewing........' She may then volunteer some of her day. Last week her teacher told me about a special birthday assembly she had been...
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