The other day I told my husband I was more mentally and physically exhausted than I could remember ever being in my life. He looked at me incredulously. How could this be? Our son is an easy-going 11 month old who rarely fusses and I appear to have everything around the house under control. What he doesn't realize is I am now chasing our 11 month old ALL DAY LONG as he explores and discovers yet more ways one can accidentally die in 600 square feet. And he's got 4 rising bumps on those lower gums which appear to be the emergence of the lateral incisors and first set of molars. Last week while we traveled and stayed in hotels, hubby worked until late at night from his San Francisco office and I was following each day of toddler chasing with nights of being up hourly nursing away the teething blues. Yes, I am more tired than he is. It's not a contest but if it were I think I would win. On top of exhaustion when he does take our LO for walks to let me rest I lie AWAKE running never-ending to-do lists in my head. My brain is trying to kill me.
We have a little thread on this topic going on Facebook but I thought I'd open it up here too. Who else is feeling really spent?
What are you doing to boost your immunity?
How much/often are you nursing now?
Any great nutrition discoveries you want to share or get help with?
Are you getting breaks? How and when do you take them?
Do you have a good support network right now?