My baby cries so much, I don't think I like him...I feel horrible about it, but I'm sooo tired and overwhelmed and just plain tired of hearing him cry. I'm too ashamed of these feelings to talk to anyone, how could I not LIKE my own baby?
I do when he's content about once a week, but the rest of the time I just wish he would STOP CRYING! I almost feel like we've made a mistake having him...I love him so so much, but, it seems he's been the straw that broke the camels back. DH works all the time now to earn more money because we have another child (he's our fourth). The other kids are feeling neglected because all I do is carry around and try to appease this wailing baby, my work is suffering. And, I think "WHAT HAVE WE DONE? I don't think I can do this, (not that I have a choice).
*I don't want to hurt him, or abandon him or anything like that, I just want him to be quiet and let me be a mom to my other children once in a while. But I'm not suffering from postpartum, or other illnesses that would make me a danger to my children or myself, just to clarify.
Question: Do you ever have days when you think that you don't like your child?
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