Welcome back to another edition of Monday Mamalogues:
'sharing the beauty and breakdowns of motherhood'
This week I'm
ranting sharing about that topic so many of us face:
How many of us could easily be in the cast of the Walking Dead... (and I'm not meaning as the pretty humans)?! I find myself staggering around mumbling... "braaaaiiinnns.." because it often seems I don't have two of those cells left to rub together on a given day.
It's a wonder we're even allowed out in public,
let alone behind the wheel of a car.. or in the workplace.
Now I know why sleep-deprivation is used to torture people.... because, it works!
Speaking of that... how many of us mamas get an almost sick pleasure out of hearing other parent's horror stories in child-rearing? (Just me... oh, um.... never-mind then).
When faced with a 'rough patch' we tend to think we're the only ones who have it this tough.
Until other mamas share the chaos happening in their nest, right?
Mom A: "Johnny got up twice last night, twice!!"
Mom B: "well my Jane got up ten times... TEN!!"
Mom A: "Oh, coffee??"
This is the part where I share what I consider to be our personal year of utter chaos!
*Ever since Hudson was born.. it's been a cluster-cuss of sleepless nights.
*That big boy still wakes up throughout the night.
*Despite his cuteness in the day... he can be a night-fury.
Don't fall for that angelic face (he's still a rascal).
Anyway, you may recall about half a year ago I was dreaming of the day when our two kids could finally share a room...
(read: my man and I could have our room(ance) back!).
But we're still playing musical beds around here...
So, all in all an average night in our nest looks like this:
6:30ish.. everyone, but mama, to bed (even the 'baker' husband!).
10pm.. mama sneaks/creaks/slinks into bed.
12am... Hudson is crying... nurse, burp, bed.
3am... Baker is up to go to work!
(I now lay awake wondering if there's much point to falling back asleep)
4:00...Hudson likely needs to stretch his lungs again.
5:30... Azriel gets up and jumps in to snuggle with me.
6am... stumble out of bed being dragged by a toddler.
So tell me mamas, how do you survive this stage of parenting?
Sleepless in Ontario,
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