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anxious mum :((4 Posts)
So my baby is 6 months old now, he's a total dream sleeps right through - it I'm terribly anxious all the time like literally it's getting beyond a joke now my partner keeps telling me I'm crazy an to relax but I check him multiple times a night in a panic and sometimes suddenly just shoot up in bed bolt up right and stare at his cot according to my partner, I have ocd about his feeding and bottle equipment, I make myself unsure of stuff I know I've done because I question myself so much, I'm finding myself in tears feeling very hopeless , I just seem to sit there thinking about all the terrible thing that could happen and it's driving me too despair, and tonight it didn't help I say in front of the fire with baby cos he was freezing and his face on one side went bright red and very hot so had to ring the medical room! It was totally stupid to do this and I clearly wasn't thinking now I'm scared he's burnt his face the redness has gone down and turned into a rash now they said just to take him in tomorrow, but now I can't sleep Again, I honestly at times feel like the worst mother in the world , yet I love this baby and id never ever delibretly put him in harm
Oh lovely, I couldn't read and not reply.
Do you think you are perhaps suffering from post natal depression?
I have a 6 month old baby too and don't get me wrong I've had a few panicky moments, and I do second guess myself but it sounds as though what're you're feeling is more frequent than not.
I'm sure you are a wonderful mum but if you feel you're struggling there's no shame in seeking help so you can carry doing the excellent job you're doing.
Wrt sitting close to the fire, hope your little one is okay but mistakes like these do happen. On a particularly cold day last week I ran my daughter a bath a degree or two warmer than usual, thought she would like it. I was wrong, she screamed like I'd dipped her in boiling oil. After some time on the phone to NHS direct (which isn't called that anymore) I was assured she was
I'm going too go and see my doctor this week, thank you for replying, I spent all night on the phone too choc out of hours doctor and they asked me if he was ok and i started to panic and doubt myself but he seems fine he was a little upset this morning but he's eating well etc I feel so daft cos I really didn't know you could burn in front of a fire especially if your not directly in front of it
Gee, I don't have any advice, but I completely understand! I'm like that at night too and obsess over really minor things that I feel poses a risk ti my family. Terrorist attacks, burglars, food poisoning, choking hazards, blind cords, unlocked front door, car seats not being fitted properly, walking to close to the edge of the road... I see my whole life in terms of risk. It's exhausting, isn't it? Do you feel your dp understands?
Have you tried writing down when you feel anxious, what has caused it, how you are feeling and how long it lasts?
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