Don't you HATE that?!?!? I can't stand it when you tell someone you're having a hard time and they not only totally minimize it but feel the need to say that it will only get worse. How does that help?!?! FWIW, my DH and I are always saying that age 2 is way more fun than age 1. Our dd did all the things you mentioned and I'd get the same, "Oh that's normal," stuff, but I really think my DD was just MORE of all those things. She cried more, slept less, shrieked almost constantly, fussed A LOT, etc. We quietly counted how many "good" days she had in a row, and it was almost never more than 4. Now, she'll frequently have good weeks and there's way more good than bad, and that's a huge change.
I was looking at this course to advance my nursing career; there is so much guilt about wanting to do something for yourself when you have a child; I feel I am away from her so much, but in reality I work 4 days a week and am home for her getting up every day and home for dinner usually between 5-6 on work days. Mom guilt really sucks. I guess I just miss doing what I feel like doing. I definitely think this is the drawback from having your first kid at 31. You are just too used to having your own life!
well, I'm so glad I have a place to put my feelings out about how hard this is. I don't know why I feel like this is so hard and other people seem to adjust so well. I knew coming into it that I was in for a huge life change; And I was right;
I can't wait to go camping again; OOOOOOOOOO, I long for a good book and some redwood trees; a mom can dream, can't she?!