The Struggles Of A Mom
My 17-month-old son is still breastfeeding. I have tried several times to wean him. Nothing is working.
I have tried the “cry it out” method. We have a solid nighttime routine. He even knows what, “Are you ready for bed?” means. I have tried letting him wean himself but when I felt like this was not working I put water and vinegar on my breasts to try to deter him. Nothing is working.
He is teething right now so he is not sleeping well. Last night, he woke up a couple of times every hour. As soon as he realized my nipple was not in his mouth he would wake up.
He was this way all weekend. I am beyond exhausted.
Anytime I ask his pediatrician about this she just says, “Well, you just have to wean him.” I can’t help but want to shake her and say, “How lady?”
This is beyond frustrating. My partner says he is there for me and he will help. He says this, but this morning he told me he heard him off and on all night. I am just like dude, if you heard him why didn’t you come to help me.
I am beyond tired and frustrated.
This is one of those times I would rather work and let him stay home with the baby.
He was running a fever off and on all weekend. This kid would not take his medicine. I tried everything. He would spit it out, or if I did get him to swallow it, he would throw up.
My friend, who is a nurse, came over and tried to help me. She got him to swallow it, but no surprise, he threw it right back up.
I had to get him suppositories to break his fever. He handles this way better than he did taking regular medicine. I just went with it.
His fever broke and he was somewhat normal for a couple of hours. He hasn’t really been eating much. I made him an appointment today.
To add to the fun
My partner’s PlayStation broke Sunday. We do not have the money to get a new one, he went and got one anyway. He complained all day about how long it takes to download. He was pissy all day.
My 10-year-old son came home sick last night. He has a fever and a cough. I made him an appointment today too.
My partner called in “sick” today.
My daughter has a basketball game this evening that I cannot attend. I have to go pick her up around seven tonight. I have no clue where I am supposed to pick her up at. I have never been to this school, but it is closer to my house than waiting for her to ride the bus back to her school.
The point I am trying to make is…
Moms need more credit. I have been going on no sleep all weekend and I do not know when I will get a good night's sleep.
I do not get any recognition in my own life so I just want to give a shout out, right now, to all of the parents that stay home with their kids.
We get all of the loves and the cuddles but what we do not get are sick days.
I cannot wake up one day, just roll over and say no, not today. My partner can but I can’t. My partner can play PlayStation all day but if I pick up the laptop to write a story he complains.
You never know what someone is going through. Things just get hard sometimes and we have to find a way to make it through.