Suzanne - posted on 02/25/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am a first time mom and my son, Cory, is two weeks old. We will have a day or two in a row where he sleeps wonderfully throughout the night and only wakes up to nurse and then quietly goes back to sleep. Then during the day he will sleep peacefully and when he does awake he is happy and pleasant. These are the days when i get my courage back- I can do this!
:::Then::: all the sudden Cory's mood will change and nothing I do will satisfy him. I will nurse him and he will fall asleep only to wake up screaming when I try to lay him down. I will make sure he is not too hot or too cold and that his diaper is changed and nothing-nothing ladies- will help. He starts crying again. So then I think he must still be hungry and I will try to nurse him again and he will settle down only to cry again when I try to move him while he sleeps. So then I tried holding him for another half an hour after he finishes nursing to see if that helps and it only helps sometimes. When he finally does nap it is only for a very short period of time.
Am I doing something wrong? I feel overwhelmed that I am not doing something right. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.