Ophelia - posted on 04/16/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
It's almost 11 months since my baby girl was born and I'm still exhausted. I don't ever feel anything but love and tenderness where she is concerned, but my fuse is definitely short around anyone else. I wish my family would help but unfortunately my guests are just that - guests. I have to cook for them, clean up after them, and entertain them as if I didn't have the baby at all. My husband can't truly understand how tired I am and is getting sick of me saying it all the time (frankly, so am I). I also basically have 2 sets of inlaws because my husband's grandparents are young(ish) and close to him, so it I have more than my fair share of "company".
I don't like to sound bitter and I know I really shouldn't complain; so many people in the world have a way worse life than I do. But we moved far away from my parents a couple of weeks after my girl was born so I often feel lonely and wish I had a friend who could empathize with me. Or just talk. Since I'm introverted and very shy, which makes it difficult to make friends, I thought I would just put this online and see if anyone else feels like I do.