Melanie - posted on 02/23/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am a first time mom and am feeling very discouraged lately. I feel as though I don't really know how to read my 9 month old daughter. She has been throwing fits and has been fussing an awful awful lot. I haven't changed anything in my parenting style. It's especially hard because my husband works 12 hours sometimes during the day and sometimes at night. When I am alone with her I feel very stressed and don't know how I should cope. I stay calm with my daughter but I think she senses my stress. I don't know why I stress so much, I always have. I don't know why she is feeling like this but most of all I don't know what to do, how to make her feel better. I feel as though I have no control right now. Any mums that have a word of advice to offer would be very appreciated. Thanks.