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Old 07-05-06, 01:20 PM
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Unhappy DH meltdown

Last night DH had a meltdown. He is having a hard time adjusting to the demands of the baby, especially the crying.He loves her so much and feels terrible about being frustrated with her when he can't console her, and even just by the crying in general. I keep trying to tell him that I feel frustrated sometimes too, and that all parents feel that way at times, but he is really beating himself up over it.

I guess the lack of patience and energy of a 60-year-old is showing. I'll be glad when I'm done teaching at night for the summer and have 3 weeks to spend every night at home.
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Old 07-05-06, 01:27 PM
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A new little baby is definitely tough for anyone, but for a 60yo - that's got to be really hard. I feel for you both. I hope this gets smoother soon.
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Old 07-05-06, 02:00 PM
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I can understand where he (and you) is coming from. In our household, I'm the one who gets frustrated sometimes when Avery just won't sleep and keeps crying, and DH is the one who'd get up and tell me to take a break, he will hold her.
I'm sure he will adjust, and just think of it this way, Aislinn will start sleeping longer soon...how is her reflux, btw?
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Old 07-05-06, 02:58 PM
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I know how you feel. My DH is 42 and does struggle from time to time. This is his second round of children, (15 and 17) so it's been a while and he has very little patience. The first few weeks were really hard on him. Once you all get into a routine, it will help, and once everyone is getting more sleep will help too. Hang in there, once those smiles come it gets easier...
 
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Old 07-05-06, 03:10 PM
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I know its really hard, my first cried all the time and while it was hard on me dh really just couldnt handle it. I think most women are made to take stuff like that better then men do
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