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Old 09-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #2144
Polyshrink Goddess
Join Date: Oct 2009
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I am going to lose my mind it feels like sometimes, even though everyone comments on my patience, I don't feel very patient after the weekend we had. My DS was as well behaved as I can except but my niece had me babysit for well about 36 hours her 6 week old newborn and WOW...that was hard. I have done this in the past but never for more then 12 hours. I will admit part of it is me since DS is our 1 and only child- since it was thru adoption and we won't be going down that stressful- overwhelming- and expensive situation again. DS is as gentle as he can be towards the newborn but I can't allow the 2 in the same room together alone even for 1 minute. DS actually did feed the baby a bottle and would try to comfort the baby when he cried until he was tired of the crying then all H*LL broke out. DS became so difficult- overwhelmed, sensory overload bad and I could do nothing to calm him. Everytime I would try to calm him he would push me, yell at me or kick me and those behaviors are not allowed. Today has been a difficult day becasue he wants the baby to come back but that isn't going to happen- He says "Baby is Mine, Now Plez" I tried to explain without satisfaction- so I have decided I will babysit for a few hours here and there but no overnight visits for a while. In some ways (very few) he is a typical 21/2 year old but in other ways like communication, speech, anger is nothing like the norm. He banged his head 4 times in a row Saturday before I could grab him and now he has a split forehead - yet no tears (he doesn't feel pain in a norm way). I get asked why my legs stay so bruised and I try to explain it just happens during one of DS's fits, I try to stop him from injuring himself so I get bruised up in the process. The past 3 days have been very difficult but tomorrow will be better, I try to allows keep that mindset. Now I need to catch up on sleep since we are going thru 2-3 year old nightmares, then the newborn waking up every 3 hours..... Thank goodness the baby is gone for a few days maybe a week and we can try to get some sort of schedule back- but we need rain-rain go away- so my lil man can go outside and burn up extra energy before mommy goes insane, LOL!!


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