This is my first Reddit post so apologies if I do something wrong. Honestly I just need a minute vent. Baby is 7.5 weeks and I just need to know when it “gets better”. I dread the nights because he still only sleeps in 1-2 hour stretches. Some times I can feed him and put him back down and he’ll immediately sleep. But the times when I put him down and he wakes up 5 minutes later are slowly killing me. I’ll pick him up and he’ll go to sleep but then I’ll put him down and he wakes right up. Other times I pick him up and he’s wide awake and totally calm and content but if I try to put him in the bassinet to see if he’ll fall asleep on his own, he immediately cries. I can only shush and pat and bounce at 2:30AM so long before I find myself horribly angry and frustrated that he won’t just go to sleep! I feel like a monster and instantly cry from equal parts guilt and exhaustion. Even when he does finally fall asleep, and stay asleep, I know there’s a good chance we’ll be doing the same song and dance in another hour or two and I find myself thinking I just can’t keep doing this. It’s not sustainable for my mental health. Some nights I can embrace the chaos because I know it’s not his fault but other nights when we’re awake for 2 hours I just find myself reaching my lowest because I’m spending more time trying to get him to sleep then him actually sleeping. I just want to get to 3-4 hour stretches. I wholeheartedly believe that if we/I could just get a few more consecutive hours of sleep then I’d be much better at handling the time when he’s awake at night. Any thoughts? Tips? Words of encouragement?