I didn't quite know where to post this but since its a sleep issue, a discipline issue and a parenting issue so I thought I'd put it here. I am seriously losing my mind. I want to just pick up and leave everything. My 8 month old is not sleeping, at all. She is awake the majority of the night and naps maybe a total of 45 minutes ALL day! Last night I got 55 minutes of sleep. We are living with my inlaws and my MIL is constantly on my case to clear out the garage (we have some of our stuff stored in there) and when I mentioned getting rest this weekend she had a fit. My DH is pissing me off, he has gone out twice this week and come home late and he says I am overreacting to everything and that he's tired too. I am getting to the point where I am yelling at my kids constantly, I can't stand to be around them. I feel like I am going to throw up I am so tired. DH is home from 12 pm on every day until January. MIL and FIL are home by 4 pm. You'd think this would mean I would have help and could get rest but nope, I am supposed to be doing something every second of the day. If FIL is playing with the kids then I am not supposed to rest I am supposed to be doing some task or another. I am about to lose my mind and I feel like running away. Or killing MIL. Don't worry thats not a death threat, I'm not that insane. The baby just WILL NOT SLEEP! I have tried everything - Baby Calm, Hylands, Motrin, Teething gel, Tylenol - nothing works. I can't co-sleep because I am a severe insomniac but I have even tried that over the last 3 weeks but it doesn't work, she just crawls all over and plays, even if we ignore her. DH is making me so mad - he is not taking seriously how stressed out I am. I just want to scream at the top of my lungs that someone needs to listen to me and let me get some damn sleep already! I don't have PPD - this is completely due to sleep deprivation. I so understand how sleep deprivation is a form of torture.
Shawna, married to Michael, mommy to Elijah 1/18/01, Olivia 11/9/02, and Eliana 1/22/06