That sounds awful, I really hope you are all feeling better soon and that you get a chance to rest and have some of that much-needed me time! I definitely hear you about the winter taking a big emotional toll-I think DS and I would feel sooo much better if we could go outside more. It won't be long now though (I hope!)
Things have been kind of tough here lately-DS is so happy and bubbly most of the time, but he has been having these long, intense bouts of screaming both during the day and at night when he wakes up. It's almost like a meltdown where he just loses control and can't calm down on his own. His sleeping has been pretty wonky (it's hard for him to fall asleep, which makes it hard to stay in a consistent pattern) so I think that's part of it, and his speech delay might be part of it too. Last night was really good though-he went down early and slept for over 11 hours. It seems like you always get that break just when you've hit the end of your rope. Oh, and one more thing that's made life easier is that for whatever reason nursing suddenly became less painful once I hit my 3rd trimester (still get those creepy-crawlies though unfortunately). I hope you get the some relief from the pain too!
Thanks for that link, BabySmurf. I think it would really help both me and DS if I took more time to talk about how I'm feeling. I am going to try getting down on his level more too.