Emily - posted on 05/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm 16 and I have an almost 4 month old, though he was born exactly 3 months early to his due date. I take care of him for the most part on my own. My mom helps me with paying for stuff but shes never here. I try my hardest to get a lot of sleep and do everything i need to in a day. I try to play with him and talk to him but i dont know how to do a lot of things and i feel like im doing everything wrong. Whenever grandma is around my little guy is always smileing and whenever its just me and him i feel like he doesnt smile as much as he does when my mom is around. It makes me feel so horrible i want to cry and leave but i cant because i love my baby so much. His dad doesnt come out and help much hes seen him mabey 3 times since hes been out of the NICU, though he "says" hes going to try to move out here. I dont know if thats a good thing. Sure we have always been good friends but he does stress me out because whenever we do get in a fight i hold my tounge to the things i want to say to him and try to get things back to neutral zone. i hate to fight, and i hate having people mad at me, and the thought of my baby not liking me...that was my worst fear when i was still pregnant and i dont know what to do. Does anyone have any form of advice? I just want to get out of this slump im in. I want my baby to smile at me like he does at grandma...