Nothing good can possibly come of writing at 10:20pm after more than an hour of trying to put my 5 week old to bed and failing miserably. But I think every mom should be allowed a rant, especially at the 5 week mark when sleep has gotten slightly better, but let’s face it, I’m still… Continue reading About a newborn – the 5 week mark rant
I’m so ready to throw in the towel with baby E and just pump and feed her with a bottle. Today she decided she’s going to eat about every 2 hrs and only latching on each side about 5-8 min. In the meantime I want to cry! My nipples are sore again and all I… Continue reading About a newborn – Nursing
I’ve never been a night owl. Usually by 9pm my body and brain begins to shut down and I long to cozy up in my bed and get in a good nights sleep. As I stand in the darkness of our room desperately trying to rock our almost one month old to sleep, I peer… Continue reading Night time how you taunt me
The sleep deprivation phase (it is a phase right?!) continues. Day 18, but really who’s counting. I almost feel like it’s a badge of courage that I would love to proudly wear. Yes, I have survived 18 days of sleep deprivation. I’m almost 40 (13 days away) and I keep thinking I am way too… Continue reading How I Fool My Body
Today is Day 14 of sleep deprivation. 14 consecutive days of waking up every 3 hours (or as close to that as possible) nightly to feed little E. Some days it’s all I can do to pry myself out of bed without hitting the snooze on my phone alarm like 10 times, wake up the little… Continue reading About a newborn – Day 14
They say the first three months of having a baby are the toughest…we just survived four weeks. I wonder what happens after the 3 month mark? Does it just magically change or is it that your body and mind finally become accustomed to the sleep deprivation and you learn a new way of functioning? We… Continue reading Four down, eight more to go?
I remember back in my 20’s I could go out with friends after a shift at the restaurant, have some appetizers and drinks, come home, sleep for maybe 4 – 5 hours and feel rested and ready to conquer the new day. Fast forward to my mid 30’s and these last 3 1/2 weeks of sleep deprivation. I feel as… Continue reading Hungover, except without the alcoholic fix