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Having a shit time

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user1494270143 Thu 22-Feb-18 00:27:58

Had one of those days where literally anything and everything is getting me. I’m a single mum to my 8 week old and I’ve just felt myself getting more and more upset and frustrated all day. I don’t even know what about. I love my son to bits and I wouldn’t change him for the world but sometimes I find it really really hard, especially when I feel so alone. I have good friends and family who help me but for some reason I still feel so isolated. It doesn’t help that my ex is an arrogant wet wipe.

I probably just need a good nights sleep and a glass of wine but does anyone else have those days where you just want to cry and cry and cry?! Any words of wisdom?

2018SoFarSoGreat Thu 22-Feb-18 00:41:00

you poor thing. If I recall correctly, 8 weeks is around the time I lost it with both my DC. Out of energy, utterly depleted. No reserves. Everything became just too much for me. I cried a river. Unstoppable. Sounds like you are there.

Think of what you've done in the past two months - it is a miracle. And you are doing it alone. flowers

Can you get someone to spell you for a few hours so that you can have a bath and a nap? Everything seems easier when you've slept a little.

beckieperk Thu 22-Feb-18 00:41:23

I had them a lot with ds1. It's a horrible feeling which did pass eventually.....but that doesn't help in the short term. I did put it down to lack of sleep, but looking back think I should have spoken up more (irl) to people about it. I did cry quite a bit, but never felt any better. Try telling people how you feel and don't be afraid to be honest, go to your gp if necessary. You won't be judged. Try asking someone you trust to watch baby while you sleep or have a bit of time to yourself in the daytime....this helped me.
Keep up the good work. And congrats on your little baby.

KimmySchmidt1 Thu 22-Feb-18 12:23:13

You poor thing, you are perfectly right to feel knackered and sick of everything, mine is only 2 weeks and I have a DH and I’m still pretty sick of it all! You are a superwoman to do it alone. So don’t feel guilty. Xxx

moita Fri 23-Feb-18 15:03:54

It's bloody hard work. Do you have any mum and baby groups nearby? I found they helped me - you can have a good moan with other knackered mums. Plus my son used to find them so tiring he'd have a good nap afterwards - win, win!

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