You will get through the sleepless nights
I'll cut right to the chase, you will be OK. I promise. I know you don't believe me right now, but this fog, this never ending fog, it will clear.
I know how tired you are. How you just can't face another night of mere moments of rest, but it won't last forever.
These nights when you rock him to sleep for hours, put him into bed, trying to make your arms as flat as humanly possible, not wanting him to feel you slipping away... one day you'll remember these moments with much more affection. How you'd go to bed as soon as your husband got home, so you could try and sleep whilst curled up next to your baby... one day you'll kind of miss those.
I wish I could give you a glimpse into the future so you could see what an absolute legend of a child you're raising. And how all this nurturing really pays off. This endless love and patience you have for him, it's shaping him into the most incredible little person.
You will get through the sleepless nights, the days of endlessly walking him to sleep, the cries, both you and him, they will fade and laughter creeps in when you're least expecting it. You're doing so well. I'm so utterly proud of you for hanging in there. You're amazing.
Yes, the clinginess may not subside for quite some time, but rather than feeling like it's completely restraining you, it will come and go and sometimes you'll actually miss the moments when you're all he ever wanted or needed.
I'm telling you this whilst he's fast asleep. He nodded off all by himself after saying 'Goodnight Mama'. A miracle? Nope. That's hard work and perseverance. He got there. YOU got there. See, I told you it would be OK.
Lots of love,