11-13-2012, 07:22 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oh mama you sound just like me. The worst part is if I had listened to all those "experienced" moms DS would never have been diagnosed with silent reflux AND dairy sensitivities. He's a lot better now but still very high maintenance. Dh and I still don't know if we can ever do this again.
Originally Posted by O'sMommy:)
I get this a lot. Please don't get me wrong as I love my baby more than anything in the whole world but he's just a down right HORRIBLE baby!
I get so frustrated bc literally nothing satisfies him. He cries/fusses constantly and there's really nothing that anyone can do. He's perfectly healthy and all, he's just super fussy. Anytime we're around people and he fusses, they'll suggest he's hungry or may need his diaper changed and (knowing I just did all of those things) I'll simply explain that he's just not a pleasant baby and they're like, "Yes he is but it'll get better."
He is our first and my husband and I have decided that he will be our last as neither of us feel like we can do this again. People will ask when we want another and when we explain that bc we've had such a hard time with Owen we don't want anymore it's like they're offended. They'll say, "he needs a sibling." Or "what about when you and dh are gone?" Oh and my favorite(from my grandfather): "He's GOT to have a sister!" Uhm, no! We are not having any more children. If they want him to have a sibling so bad, I welcome them to start TTC, get pregnant, carry the baby, give birth, pay the THOUSANDS of dollars in medical bills that I have piled high, and raise it then I'll take over.
Sorry for the rant. Those 2 things just get me so fired up!
I do totally know how you feel though. When we've told in-laws he may be an only they get all offended. The same people that refuse to babysit for even an hour so we can have a break because they can't handle him. Yep.
Google the fussy baby site, it made such a huge difference in making me feel not so alone or like a terrible parent.
H&T Mama to Faolan
6/7/12 & Malachy
born into heaven at 14 weeks