Friday, April 6, 2012

I think I'm getting the hang of this

The last 3 months have probably been the hardest of my life. I can attribute most of the "hard"-ness to one thing:

LACK. OF. SLEEP. (side note: just because it's been hard doesn't mean I haven't loved it!)

Sleep is priceless. Once you lose it, it's hard to catch up. I (along with all you new moms out there) probably need another thousand hours or so to feel "caught up", and I'm told that it will never happen.

But I feel like I'm getting the hang of this motherhood thing. Balancing being a wife AND a mother--now that's a whole other blog post. Poor Mark has dealt with my hormonal, lack-of-sleep, stressed-out self since around December 22nd. He's going straight to Heaven with what he has put up with.

Other things that have been tough don't even compare with what fatigue can do to a person, namely ME. Now it's April and I've been saying the past couple of weeks that I finally feel like I'm somewhat normal again--that I'm getting used to sleep deprivation and know what I can and cannot handle each day. Noah is still not sleeping through the night and I just tell myself that he misses me :) (He's a growing boy and needs his milk! (now. now. now. now. now. or i'm going to die. die. die. die--))

Speaking of sleep--have any of you heard of Crystal Light's Energy drink packets? Oh. Em. Jee. That stuff is Mom "crack" I swear! We thought we'd try it so we got a couple of flavors. I've had it 3 times and on those days I felt like super-mom/woman/wife. For example: dishes done, laundry folded, whole apartment vacuumed, dinner in the oven, three mile walk/run with Noah, etc..... But with that came a hefty price! Not being able to go to sleep and waking up the next morning feeling like Noah was 3 weeks old again (NOT a good feeling as far as energy goes). I think I'll have to keep it to a minimum.

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