Why do people say "I slept like a baby"? Babies don't sleep! Does that mean you didn't sleep at all then? Well I haven't in 2 months! (Yawn!!) The most I've slept lately is an hour and a half stretch. Josiah will fall asleep and then wake up 2 hours later to eat, poop, eat again, burp and finally go back to sleep. He then wakes up 2 hours later to do it all over again. Haha. This morning he woke up at 4am and decided to stay awake until Luis got home at 7:30am. By then I had tried everything to get him to go back to sleep, but he just wanted to talk, fuss and talk some more. At 6:30am I gave up and set a pot of coffee! Abram woke up by then and asked for breakfast.
I burnt 4 slices of toast before I finally got it right! Haha!! Luckily eggs, bacon and potatoes came out fine. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining! I'm just here to clarify if you had a good night's sleep, you probably didn't sleep like a baby. You most likely won't need 3 cups of coffee before 7am and unless your not paying attention, your toast will probably come out right the first time around!
I know, being a mom sounds exhausting, but honestly I have somehow been pulling through. Now when I was a first time mom I cried on these types of nights. I wondered what it would be like to run away or be anywhere but home with Abram. (Sorry baby..) Now being a third time mom my views are so different. There is honestly no place I would rather be. Sleep is for wussies! This time in his life really will go by before I know it and I find myself being a lot more calm and a lot less cranky. I came across this on Pinterest and it helps me on days like these.
If you are a tired momma just keep in mind they don't mean to stay awake and drive you crazy. They don't wake up and plot their tantrums around your sleep time. And they definitely will grow out of it! Though it may seem there is no end in sight, the sleepless nights really don't last forever. If you are not a coffee drinker you probably will take up drinking some during this time. If you're used to getting Starbucks every time you want coffee, you better hire yourself a barista because I don't recommend you driving with no sleep! All in all despite your cognitive brain function being at a minimum, try to soak in your baby's snuggles, smiles, baby talk and yes, even his cries. They will never need you like this again.
Hope everyone had better sleep then a baby!