I feel pretty rotten. I love my 10 month old DD so very much, and she's a pretty agreeable baby. But I am so tired of spending hours of every day trying to get her to sleep or laying with her so she'll stay asleep. I am actually feeling pretty petty - yes, the worst of my problems is that I lay down in bed with my baby for 2-3 hours a day so she can nap. But right now, I feel...overwhelmed. She won't sleep if I just nurse her and leave the bed. She is used to me being next to her. Since this takes up a large portion of the day, everything else that I need to do is about 100 times more stressful because I have a lot less time to do it. My patience with my DD, my self, and my husband is short, and I don't really handle stress well (tend toward depression).
How rotten is this? I feel put upon because my baby wants/needs me with her?! I'm not sure what I'm looking for here, maybe just need to get it off my chest. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
Thanks for listening.