Mose, on 08 January 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:
I am not aware of DH having a mood disorder. He just likes things to be good, and to be able to fix them if they are not.
Having had 3 nights of it, he is now down with the fact that it's just how it is, nothing is "wrong" and we just have to agree on coping strategies. Not saying we both aren't still finding it a little stressful, and we certainly wish it would stop, but we are ok.
Sometimes theres no "fixing" a baby, there's just enduring. When DS would cry and cry as a newborn me and DH would pass pass him between us, taking turns in comforting. Having a different person holding baby helps.
Another was just walking around the house and talking to DS in a calm voice as if nothing is wrong. We would go find the cats and DH, then say hello and good bye to them. This still sort of works even though DS is now a toddler.
We used to have a list we got from googling "why is my baby crying", went rough ti one by one until it was down to tiredness.
I still think getting a baby to sleep is the worst thing about havung a baby. Nothing you can do if a baby won't sleep. Good thing it ends.