Frustrated with a high-needs baby.

It's completely normal to feel guilty about being frustrated. Charlie is the easiest baby on the planet and there are still days that I don't feel like I'll make it. It's important to take a step back and remember that there was a whole lifetime before baby came that you only had to worry about you. Skip breakfast? Big deal I'll grab some coffee. Too sick to get up? Eh, I'll call in to work and sleep today... there is such a giant leap forward and there's no way of planning for it.

Ask for help. Get help from friends or family to give you a break. It is SO important that you can get away from it for even a little while.

Connect with other moms. Get to know other moms who are going through the same thing. You will get some social time, be able to vent some frustration, and your baby will interact with others. Good for everyone!

Walk away. When you need to walk away. DO IT. Change babies diaper, feed baby, burp baby, put baby in a safe place and walk away for 10 minutes.

Talk to your doctor as well. There are many ways to cope with what goes on emotionally and mentally when our children arrive.

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    04/09/14
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    04/09/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Mine too, Kim. But if he wasn't there, just letting them sit in the crib or pack and play for me to grab a few minutes of alone time usually did the trick.
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