My son Wade is 8 months old today and for the last few weeks has been getting his top tooth/teeth - he has the bottom 2. So he's been very miserable and in a lot of pain. So I started rocking him again - we were going great with controlled crying until he started standing in his cot. And since he hadn't mastered sitting down from the upright position I had to constantly go in and put him down again and get his dummy up off the floor which he purposely throws. He'd be back up in seconds - so the rocking back to sleep slowly started happening again as I couldn't stand the crying and constant mumums!
Wade has also been having seperation anxiety, he will not play alone, will not let anyone else feed him, put him to bed, or even do his nappy or dress him or even bathe him but me. My poor husband feels aweful. And when he is up, he's always crawling over to hug and kiss me which is wonderful, but I wish he'd want to be with my husband and grandparents too.
I have carpal tunnel syndrome as well as acute tendonitis (from rocking) and am on meds and hope to afford physio soon otherwise I will need an operation. I'm on antidepressants for PND, and also have 2 types of skin rashes covering (and scarring) 2/3 of my body from stress. I've had either a migraine or tension headache since January 1 without 1 days break. My husband has been away a lot due to work and will be away for May and June - and no we are isolated from family and friends up here.
Sorry about the novel!
I'm so tired and physically exhausted as well as in pain from the elbow down and just need help please. How do I get Wade to sleep without rocking as he wont sit in his cot or even play? How do I get him to stop constantly whining for mumum and sticking to me all day (I call him my little limpet)?
QLD, due 20 Aug. 2004