To give DD to DH and fuck off to bed?

(7 Posts)
blibblobblub Thu 20-Aug-15 19:00:51

I am clearly just shamelessly fishing for sympathy. Even though I am just dealing with normal everyday things.

DD had her 12 week injections this week. She's also got some kind of cold/cough thing that she caught from DH (though obviously I know this is not his fault, I'm not THAT unreasonable wink). But as a result she's grizzly and sad, and I'm fucking exhausted.

I don't have the energy to do anything. I just want to cram some food in my mouth and neck a (small!) glass of vino and crawl into bed. Even though it's only 7pm and I was with my mum this afternoon so it's not even like I've had to cope by myself all day. (Though most days it's just me, and DH is often out of the house a couple of evenings a week too.)

There's breastmilk in the freezer so she won't go hungry. Can I just call it a day?

patterkiller Thu 20-Aug-15 19:02:15

Yes. Yes you can. wine

mrsb83 Thu 20-Aug-15 19:04:33

Definitely! X

DaddyDr Thu 20-Aug-15 19:50:59

Why would you even need to come on hear and ask that. You and your husband are suppose to be a team, he picks up when you need to stop and vise versa.

Any man worth his salt should be able to spot the flagging and tell the person to go to bed.

Loki17 Thu 20-Aug-15 19:52:43

Do it. Some sleep will do you the world of good.

Littlef00t Thu 20-Aug-15 19:54:13

I'd to state for the record that 12 weeks was a serious breaking point for me, with cumulative sleep deprivation at its worst. it definitely got better as dd started sleeping longer at night and feeding for less time and being less of a 'newborn'.

Go to bed and don't feel guilty!

Bulbasaur Thu 20-Aug-15 20:00:31

Yep, I've shamelessly pawned baby off on DH for a bit so I could go to bed a few times, and he's given his night shift to me when he was ragged.

12 weeks is hard. Hang in there and just do what you can to get through the day/night. We had our baby sleeping in her rocking swing at night and then transferred her to her crib at 9 months when she was sleeping better. She's perfectly fine and happy now at 17 months.

There's no morality or righteousness in unnecessary sleep deprivation.

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