One, two, baby’s due
Three, four, rather sleep on the floor
Five, six, Braxton Hicks
Seven, eight, start to lactate
Nine, ten, never sleep again
Who knew babies were like Freddy Kruger?!
When you become a mother you never sleep how you did before becoming a mother. If it’s not to fill some need for your child, it’s fear or worry that will keep you awake for years to come. I got a real taste of it last night.
It was such a challenge, if My Baby was not waking up to fuss or nurse, I was dreaming about the horrible nightmares that moms have. Babies crying uncontrollably, babies getting lost, sick babies, running with babies, etc.
The weather did not help either. For some reason last night seemed humid beyond normal. My entire house smelled like a wet NYC sidewalk and I did not want to open the bedroom window for fear that more moisture coming in the window would make the house even more uncomfortable.
My Honey did not help the situation either. Just as I was about to shut my eyes, he would pop up equally aggravated by the humidity. Since he sleeps like a maniac every night anyway this was an added pain in the butt!
So here we are bright and early on a Thursday morning. My Honey informs me that my in-laws are coming to visit in July. Great! Now I have to cram my Level 4 Japanese in two months. It should be enough time if I am consistent. It is so tough to keep up with my Japanese when I don’t speak it every day. My Honey is no help because he uses so much slang and speaks so fast, I’m better off talking to Rosetta Stone. All of these responsibilities mounting without the aid of a well-rested brain. Goodness, I am going back to sleep as soon as My Honey hits the front door for work.