Sorry you're having a hard time. Things will get better.
I remember 11 months being a real turning point, because DD started walking and it meant we could get out and walk to the park and have more of a life outside the house. Which meant she slept better because she was more tired.
I'm not a sleep expert. as our obstacles were food related. Hope someone else can help you with that.
Is he having a growth spurt or teething? I found both massively affected my DD's sleep. Speak to your local health visitor team. Do you take him to weigh ins? I always found them useful as I could ask advice. Do you go to baby groups? I found some a struggle as the other Mam's seemed just to be better at mothering than me but I liked getting out of the house with DD and I found she would nap for a long while after yoga or massage so I could just have time to myself. Do you have any family support? Tell them you're struggling. Speak to your gp if you're worried about yourself or your mental health. Honestly, you're not alone. Parenting is bloody hard work.
Every age and stage has it's difficulties I have a teen an eight year old and a four year old people asked me if I was insane and I'm a single parent I've recently got a partner and I think the children are more difficult not easier
I think we were not much more than baby rice and mashed banana at that age.
the thing is you have done the really hard 7 months... and the pregnancy so even if things are getting better, you are tireder due to the build up of lack of sleep...
there are easier periods. but generally things just change instead of get easier.
I think he is too little for cc. try other options first (at one point I used to go to bed with ds and then get up again after he was asleep. ) I was an expert at washing up on one leg rocking the car seat. Think what you want to achieve and then think of how you could manage to do that by an alternative route.
I agree, it just gets harder as our job requires 24/7 with no pay or leave. One will never understand how hard it is unless she becomes a mum. It is best to have a support system that could help you emotionally when you're really feeling down. I am blessed to have that in my family. I feel sorry you are feeling that way but I hope you'll eventually get better.
I am a childminder as well as a lp . 6-12 months is tough . They are moving , don’t respond to the word no . At 12 months they do start to really change . I agree with pp every stage has challenges . Some will be easier than others. You do get stronger and you find your own grove