I have a new baby and she cries all of the time. I am exhausted and depressed. Sometimes I have to grit my teeth just to take care of her and I feel angry because I can’t rest. My husband works long hours and we are financially dependent on his salary. I feel really alone and I need help. What can I do?
The good part is that this stage in a baby’s life doesn’t last forever. The bad part is that you sound very much alone here. You need to talk to your husband about the way you are feeling. This isn’t good for you or your baby. Let him know that you can’t handle this alone anymore and that you have to have some help. You didn’t mention either grandmother. Would one of them be able to help out some of the time? If this isn’t possible then see if you can hire someone to help out part-time.
You do need someone to help out but you also need to talk to someone about your anger and depression. Let your doctor know how you are feeling and ask him about medication or a professional to talk to. It sounds like you may have postpartum depression which can be serious. Don’t try to handle all of this alone. Your husband may be so involved in work that he is unable to see how desperate you are. Get his attention and be very assertive in letting him know how you feel.