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Dibzy123

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So I'm a new mum of a 2 month old baby girl called. She was born at 36 and 5 days which I guess isn't worst case.
she's been ill from the star. Let me clarify by saying I mean the sickness bug, then a cold and now all the crap is sitting on her chest so she's coughing and spluttering. The docs have put her on an asthma pump.
She weighs 6lb 15oz. And takes between 3-5 oz a feed.
I'm worried I'm not doing anything right. I just don't feel that I'm great at looking after her. I'm always doing washing or cleaning when she wakes up and it makes me feel like I'm not there enough. I no its stupid.... I'm sure this is how most new parents feel.
I suppose lack of sleep doesn't help either.
My other friend baby and my sisters children all slept pretty much through the night by this point while missy here still wakes up 2ce.
I'm ranting over mother maybe?? Urgh. Sorry for the bore... Just had to vent.!!!!!!!
 
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Hi,

You're right I think; it's very common to feel this way with a new baby but I'm sure you're doing a great job.

Look at it another way: You're contending with sleep deprivation, hormones all over the place, a helpless baby who is ill and needs lots of attention and a house to keep organised! Add to this the natural anxieties and stresses that being a new mum brings and it's no wonder you're feeling like you do.

Unfortunately some babies take longer than others to get in to a sleep routine but it will happen eventually. In the meantime, do you have anyone who could help out so that you could get some rest?

I hope you're feeling better soon. Take care. :hug1:
 
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