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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I am too Tired

This post will probably have the least amount of substance of any post I've ever written... 

Why?

Because I am tired. 

Because I have a newborn that only sleeps in 90 minute stints and then nurses for 1-2 hours at a time. 

Because I spent more time at night nursing than sleeping

And that makes me tired and cranky. 

Which leads to a post like this.

So, now I am going to spend my day trying to keep said newborn awake.

Maybe tonight will be the night she decides to sleep longer...

I can hope, right? 

12 comments:

AmyBean said...

*hugs* I've so been there. It will get better. I can't promise you when it will get better, but I can promise you that this won't last forever. Eventually she will sleep for longer stretches at night. Hang in there. Make time for a good hot shower today, and lie down with her when she sleeps.

SarahinSC said...

The newborn stage can be very tough. I'd give anything to go back in time and be with my sons' as they were newborns though. No doubt, it's a daunting task, but so worth it!

Tarah said...

I know when you're going through it it seems like it's going to last forever but it doesn't. It's really over in the blink of an eye. As the previous ladies have said, you'll miss it as sick as that sounds. haha.

She'll sleep through the night eventually, don't keep her up too long, then you'll have an overtired baby on your hands and that's much much worse.

Kimberly said...

Oh, I have been where you are and I don't envy you one bit! :) A friend of mine had her 2-week-old sleeping pretty much through the night. She gives all the credit to the book, On Becoming Baby Wise. I guess if you read it and do what it says, you won't regret it. At least that's what she says. Not that you probably feel like reading anything right now. :)

Hang in there!

Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Enjoy every high, low and all the times in between. They are little for such a small period of time. Soon you will be looking through old photos and wondering where all of the time went and how those once chubby little baby faces are now boyish. Mine are still little and at times push Daddies limits but I wouldn't ever trade even the most trying of moments for anything in the world. :) Hang in there!

2raineys said...

Newborns are difficult, It's the toughest part of being a new parent.

What worked for us was co-sleeping. I nursed baby and was able to still sleep. He slept longer I slept longer it was win-win.
I gave away the crib and just tucked him in with me. It's been 19 months and he's still right there in the middle and we all sleep 8+ hrs a night.

Just a suggestion ;)

Kristin said...

I'm "sleep nursing" here. We had to practice a bit, but now I can nurse him and go right back to sleep, and he follows suit as soon as he's finished with me. I actually enjoy nursing him at night now that we've got that one down.

2raineys said...

Sleep nursing is awesome once you get the skill down :) Side lying nursing is good and also lay on your back with baby in the crook of your arm. Nurse in that position and you can both nod off to sleep :)

swizzlestickmama said...

Ditto sleep nursing! I wouldn't have survived the first few months with Stink if I hadn't learned this awesome skill.

It was enough of a snooze to get me through each day feeling sorta human, not enough sleep that I wouldn't take a nap if someone offered to keep Stink quiet for an hour or so!

It is hard. Hang in there!

janel said...

Just do what you need to do..don't think that you HAVE to do anything. You will look back and these days will be sweet memories...forget blogging, forget the house, just hold that sweet one. Before you know it you will be wondering how these days could have ever passed so quickly....really truly, it does happen.

Jes Cady said...

Those first few weeks are really tough. Rest assured you are not the only one. Soon her tummy will get bigger and she'll be able to sleep a little longer. This is the time when you need to accept the fact that being a good mom means asking for help. Shaw can watch her or take some feedings so you can get some rest. Getting rest makes all moms better moms.

Dianne said...

This is a tough time - no doubt - but this, too, will pass. Before you know it, she'll be sleeping all night and you'll be rested. It's a bit like labor - you'll actually barely remember this part in years to come. Seriously. REST and sleep when she does! Just do the necessities - other things can definitely wait.

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