Does being a mother wear you out?

United States
November 19, 2012 8:41pm CST
I became a mother on April 11, 2012. That's when my daughter Lilly was born. Being a mom was pretty easy at first because she slept most of the day and I was able to sleep all night. Now she is seven months old and she's crawling around and trying to walk. She is EVERYWHERE! One thing that really wears me out is that she whines quite a bit. So I have to go to her and pick her up before she'll stop. Sometimes if I'm really busy then I will let her whine for a minute, but then she'll just scream and cry. If you have children around this age, do they wear you out? If so, what do you do to keep them occupied while you're trying to do household chores or other things? As I type this, my daughter is standing next to the couch where I'm sitting and she's whining like I don't know what. I believe she's mad because she's not able to get up here on her own.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
21 Nov 12
I think that being a mother does wear you out. you feel your nerves are right on the brink most of the time. it never seems to end but having a child ro love in your life is priceleas.
• United States
22 Nov 12
I wouldn't trade being a mom for the world, I just wish it allowed for more sleep! Haha I can't take naps when my daughter does because the only way she will stay asleep is if I'm laying with her. I suppose that's partially my fault because I started letting her sleep in our bed, but I don't think she likes sleeping by herself anyway. She used to when she was younger but then one night she just decided that she doesn't like her crib anymore. I don't mind her sleeping with me, I just wish that she could also sleep by herself when I need her to.
@kat_2x (105)
20 Nov 12
Hi! Im so happy for you for having a wonderful daughter... about your daughter... its okey.. thats part of there stage.. you can put her in the crib and put some toys that she can play or some music for babies to keep her calm and relax... If she still whining then you need to get her and put more attention by playing with your daughter and exposing her to simple things so that she will be famialized.. remember that little things that is for 7months old.. little children are curious about there surroundings... Being a mother is the most challenging part of being a woman... Good luck!! :)
• United States
20 Nov 12
Thank you for your nice response! I can't put her in her crib though. She wants absolutely nothing to do with it. She won't even sleep in it now. I always have her favorite cartoons on while she's playing but that doesn't work every time. She is very smart though and I think maybe she needs more advanced toys.
• Canada
20 Nov 12
Maybe she wants to get attention. She is just seven months old, but she is smart. She knows if I whine, mommy will come and get me. So probably she wants attention. She wants you to be around her and play with her. Try to give something that can occupy her, like toys. Make her busy with her stuffs. You can also try to give her a treat. Good luck!
• United States
20 Nov 12
Oh she has plenty of toys to play with on her floor spot! Lol I think she just gets bored with everything sometimes.
• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Nov 12
It is tiring having a child, any age but they are well worth it! They are such a blessing. =)I have 3 children of my own. When my kids were 7 months old if I had to get things done I would put them in a bouncy seat, or their jumperoo and let them watch a little TV until I got done with what I was doing. They were happy with that and I got something accomplished! Lol. Sometimes putting cheerios on the tray in front of them so they can snack helps too. I hope your daughter lets you get somethings done for a little while.
• United States
20 Nov 12
Those are good ideas! Lilly is too big for her bouncy seat and she doesn't have a jumperoo, but she has a turtle excersaucer (kinda like a walker, but it has a bottom on it). She will play in it for a few minutes and then I think she just gets bored. I'll try the snack idea though. Her turtle has a little holder for snacks. Thanks for the suggestions!
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
Hello there cosmo! i understand you! i have also been a mother just last march 2012,just like you my baby is also like that,he wants to get what he wants and most of the time he put everything what he has seen on his mouth,the dirty things and if i will not let him have it,he just cries and cries.but i have my mother in law to accompany me in baby sitting my child so atleast i can relax for a moment.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I would say that I'm not a perfect mother. It's quite difficult for me to take care of my son but I'm trying my best. I have little sleep since my son was born. Now, he is three year old already, and I'm happy to see him grow up a little bit. As you see your child grows, you see the fruit of your hardship. I think it is really part of the responsibility of parents to take care of their children no matter how hard or easy it is. Let us just extend our patience and love for them. God Bless :-)