The lack of sleep is catching up with me

They aren’t kidding when they say that having a baby means you will lose completely the quality of sleep that are accustomed to. Before having Evan, I could sleep for 7-9 hours a night, wake up feeling refreshed, and have a productive day! Now, I’m feeling pretty great if I manage to get 4 or 5 hours a night.

It is amazing how your body will adjust to not sleeping. When we first brought Evan home from the hospital, I didn’t sleep for more than twenty minutes at a time, for what seemed like weeks. The shock to my system was overwhelming, and I honestly questioned whether or not I was going to be able to maintain my sanity! Of course, we found a routine, and my body became so familiar with the lack of rest, that was able to function on just a couple hours.

There wasn’t much sleep happening in our house last night, and it’s kind of agonizing this morning. My body aches for rest. When I am out, and see other moms of babies or toddlers, I always wonder if they are running on empty like me. I’m guessing that I am a member of a pretty big club. Club no-sleep!


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