Lucy your not on your own hun!!! I think there are a few of us that are feeling a little'green' in motherhood! Can any one give me a little advice or even reasure me that im not failing my baby in any way??? Charlotte is 2 weeks today, Since we have been home she has been an angel, and has even slept through 12-6 on 3 occasions. last night was different. As usual she fed continually from 7pm until midnight, usually taking very little, and being sick quite a bit after some of the feeds. When i put her in her moses basket she screamed and screamed, as soon as i picked her up she was hapy and content, this went on until 1.30am, until i had to wake OH (who gets up at 6 for work) and say that i couldnt do it any more. Now i feel like a failure cos i had to pass her to daddy who managed to settle her eventually. I was crying all morning scared cos he was going to work and leaving me with Charlie and OH son all day, wondering 'what if...' Do you think She smells the milk on me and thats why she settles more with Simon? Do you believe ill make a rod for my own back by picking her up everytime she cries?? I DO realise that this is part of having a gorgeous new babe, and i have been really lucky so far, i think im feeling a little lonely and a bit useless. I keep thinking im really not cut out for motherhood. OH is fab, he does more than his share, and works 14 hour days. Im sorry this is simlar to other posts, but i promised (OH)id ask for some help today, i think he meant asking my mum to come over (1+1/2away) But this is the best place i know to get some help!!! Plus i dodnt want people knowing that i havent coped too well. I sound a complete idiot complaining about one night of being awake all night, im sorry!!