I was really hoping to start her in mothers day out a couple times a week soon, but the pediatrician recommended against it. I'm so disappointed!
It's possible I had a few too many hopes wrapped up in MDO, like that she might learn to nap in a crib without nursing to sleep (toddler peer pressure!). And honestly I hadn't really figured out how I would make it work. She still nurses a LOT.
But I'm feeling frayed. Nursing to sleep, cosleeping, night waking/nursing, 24/7 togetherness. . . It's wearing on me. My husband just doesn't get it. He's not wanting to pay for child care (thought I could talk him in to MDO for independence and socialization for the girl). He doesn't get why I'm tired and cranky.
He has thought all the attachmenty parenting stuff I've done has been weird and not his inclination, though he agrees that this girl is absolutely fantastic and he gives me lots of props for that.
I just feel this long stretch of time in front of me of a constant struggle of what to do everyday to keep her awesome, happy, and tired at the end of the day and also keep my sanity and remember who I am.
We have a kind of busy babysitter, and my parents are usually available, though my mom recently had hand surgery so has been out of commission. I hate asking all the time though.
Thoughts? Btdt? I'm tired. I think she's also getting a new round of teeth, so that doesn't help.