I am new here and I am new as a mom. I am 26 yrs old, live in Greece and married to a Greek man (I am not Greek). I am writing this as it is extinct type of men I think (like they used to be when men were going hunting and women were with other women nurturing kids and themselves . Anyway, I have no family around, just few friends and all busy with their families/work.
My little girl is 5 mths old and I have been a single parent you can say from the begining. My husband works a lot or is not able mentally do anything with the baby.
I am keeping my baby very close to me all the time, we are best company. I am not going to come back to work for the time being. I breastfeed her (also still at night, every 2-3h), we sleep together, (my husband sleeps on the sofa for few reasons which I will not mention here), I do EC with her and I carry her in the sling. I am her ‘slave’
Now when teething started, I reach a point where I am so tired that I lose my good humor. My back hurts from carring her, and my whole body feels exhausted. After she falls asleep I have no energy or mood for nothing. After difficult night/day I have nothing left to give/do something for myself. We are having some problems in the relationship so I have no connection with my man at present (but seems to be long term now) to fill me up/give me a little.
Could you please give me some advice on how to continue AP without burning out also physically? How to manage through tiredness and ehxaustion and be a happy mom?