I'm so glad I found this website. I've been having a real hard time adjusting to mothering. I have a 3 month old who is not a good sleeper and likes to be talked to or entertained or carried all the time. All my friends who recently had babies have good sleepers who play by themselves for at least an hour. They all brag about their babies and also advise me to put the baby down when they are sleepy and she needs to learn how to soothe herself. My babies cries escalate and I would never do that. Also my baby seems to hate bedtime or naptime routine. She will start crying the minute i start it. I have to put her down a different way each time. sometimes wear her in my sling, sometimes just walking with her no sling, sometimes breastfeeding, other times lay her down and give her pacifier, each time is different. She protests any routine. Reading posts on mothering made me feel better about my situation. Thanks ladies.
Welcome to MDC! I'm sorry that this is a rough transistion for you! It sounds like you're doing what you need to do and following your instincts! The Life With a Babe forum would probably be a great place to dive iin and get the support you need!
Don't give up, mama! It sounds like you're listening to what your baby needs and working to provide it. That's what attachment is all about. Good for you!
I second QotM's recommendation to check out Life With a Babe--I promise there are a lot of people in your position. If you feel like sleep is a special concern, you might also drop by the Family Bed and Nighttime Parenting forum.
Hang in there! And welcome to MDC. :)