Mood swings after second child

Jackie - posted on 05/23/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Well hello mom community! I'm reaching out for advice. I'll give you a little background. I'm a 27 YO stay at home mom and military wife. I have a 7 YO son and a 13 MO son. My 7 YO has major pouting fits, gives me grief when I tell him no, but ultimately he was a great baby and is a pretty well behaved boy. My 13 MO is super cranky all the time. He is incredibly needy and it is rare to have an hour where he isn't fussing or crying. He is also TERRIBLE about taking longer naps. I have tried the "fuss it out" method and he can cry for 1+ hour(s) if I let him.

I had the Mirena put in about 2 months after my 13 MO was born and I'm not sure if it is that or other contributing factors that are leading to pretty intense mood swings. One thing can trigger me and I'm in a rotten mood for the rest of the day. I have emotional breakdowns and I get super irritable usually in the afternoons. It's like all I hear is fussing and pouting from both of them all day everyday. I feel like a terrible mom because I can get so edgy so quick and just wish for a break. Any helpful advice? I'm open to anything to help!!

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