To be so bloody tired of being tired!!

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luckylucky24 Mon 21-Nov-16 19:35:17

We have DS(4) and DD(1). I am currently on leave with DD as she only recently joined our family.
DS has never slept through. He comes into our bed every night and fidgets, scratches and keeps DH awake. I recently have been so tired that I barely notice he is there! DD sleeps through the night but for some reason one or both are up at around half 5 every bloody morning. DH and I take turns getting up. DH then goes to work and I have the kids all day. I spend the whole day playing, doing the housework, cooking and comforting a very clingy baby whilst trying not to make DS jealous.DS goes to nursery for 18 hours a week which helps.
It is exhausting! DH does bath whilst I tidy then we share bedtime. Usually in bed ourselves around 9pm most nights.
I am exhausted!! I am so fed up of it. I love the time with the kids but I need a day where I don't feel like shit! Admittedly my diet is crap and I eat too much chocolate but somedays it is all that keeps me going. How does everyone else do this???

goddessofsmallthings Mon 21-Nov-16 19:56:57

It will get easier and until then all you can do is go with the flow and try to carve out some "me time" to recharge your batteries/replenish your joie de vivre.

Can you power nap if your baby sleeps while ds is at nursery? Reduce stress by shopping online and batch bake so that meals are on hand without having to cook from scratch every day? Organise weekends so that you and dh can alternate having a couple of hours to go out and about on your own?

When your baby becomes less clingy you'll be able to leave both dc with a babysitter (or helpful relative if you have one) so that you and dh can
spend childfree time together.

In the meantime make your mantra 'all things must pass' and know that in years to come you'll look back on this time and wish you could do it over again. smile

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