Is anyone else just really struggling with a baby during corona virus? I’m in Scotland so we’re still in lockdown.
I have a gorgeous 20 week old baby boy. My husband is crazy busy at work and I feel so alone. At weekends my husband spends a lot of time queuing at shops for food so even then I’m mostly alone with the baby. I desperately want some physical support - someone to hold him for a little while, someone to play with him to give me a break. I love him with all my heart but I’m beyond exhausted and can’t keep going like this.
He wakes frequently during the night and nothing settles him other than milk (EBF). He’s recently been taking an age to put down at night. He’ll only sleep on my for day time naps (we have tried everything we can think of to change this), which I wouldn’t mind but it’s physically painful for me (I have fibromyalgia). I could cope with all these things if corona wasn’t around as I’d have family support and get out and about. He’s generally a really happy and smiley baby and melts my heart and I feel I shouldn’t be struggling as he’s wonderful. It took a long time to have him and I am so grateful to have him but I can’t see an end to having no physical support due to the virus. I don’t want to look back and think how I wasted precious time with him being upset.
Not sure the point of my post other than to get it out, I’ve been so upset but trying to hide it from my little guy, and maybe hear from others who feel the same?
Thanks for reading xx