BIIGGG hugs for you..everyone really!
As others have said, i'd really try nursing laying down between babe's. sleep makes all the difference. that first week-week and a half home this time was horrible. I couldn't even get more than 15min sleep even when baby was and it was horrible!
Yesterday DD#3(almost 23mo) was MISERABLE
(DD 2 snuck her a granola bar and she has celiac disease) and DD#4 was so cranky and wouldnt let me put her down for anything, even the wrap wasn't good enough, had to be my ARMS around her. DS 2 was being a royal pain in my rear, not listening to what i asked and so neither was DD2 ...... by afternoon i was ready to..do something drastic, i just couldn't figure out what exactly... i was ssssooooo happy when DH got home..he ddint help but i was ok once i knew i could ask for help
I DID almost call my mom and ask her to get as many kids as she could handle though..lol. my parents run a wholesale flower biz from home and homeschool my sister(16) and have less than no time so i dont ask for help unless theres no other choice.
DD#4 also has a weird lump on her gum up front which causes a horrible latch and to much nursing wears on my nipple and has actually ripped it pretty bad a couple times to where i couldnt nurse on that side a few days...fun fun
Not an option i have but.... maybe put little ones in safe places(crib, carseat, highchair etc) grab something for music and lock yourself in the bathroom, even for 5 minutes. I"m totally anti cry it out... BUT they can cry for a couple minutes if needed for mom to regain sanity to DEAL with the crying again! Mommy getting a good cry in can help too!