Friday, January 28, 2011

Could you please...

...take a nap for me?

Because some people - like me - don't sleep....ever. 

I was asked today if I would be able to get a nap....and I laughed. I used to wonder why the people my age - or older - who didn't have kids always looked soooo good. And together. 

Obviously, I forgot what having a newborn feels like.

Which is amazing, considering how back-to back-to back-to back our four beans have been. I mean, really. Who in their right mind has four children in five years????!!! I guess it is obvious I am not in my right mind....but I wouldn't change it!


This morning as I was trying to pry my eyelids up to check the clock and figure out how much sleep I got....I realized exactly why people without kids look so doggone great.

I managed two two-hour stretches of sleep last night. Anyone not dealing with a newborn - or being tortured - get less than that?!

They are rested. Yes. Those people without kids waking them throughout the night just look better purely because they are rested. It is really quite unfair. They don't need makeup to cover the industrial-size-bags under their eyes....but they have the time to put it on.

I went from pajamas to out-the-door this morning in 5 minutes flat. I had been up for 3 1/2 hours. But I only had 5 minutes to shower and dress.  My Cubs hat always comes in handy on days like today.

Don't get me wrong. I knew sleep deprivation was just part of the joy of a new baby.  I just forgot how you feel like you've been hit by a truck when you keep being awakened just as you are on the edge of sleep. On the up side - I was able to sing a little Happy-one-month-Birthday song to Boy Bean as the clock struck midnight.

I promise I'm not complaining - it is still a treat to snuggle and nurse my Boy Bean in the night; to redirect Bitty Bean in her sleep walking; to wipe Jumping Bean's tears; and to calm String Bean's fears -but it would be nice if they could coordinate their wake-ups to happen at the same time!

I've just been tired since 2005. 

I know I'll sleep through the night again....which is why I am looking forward to 2014.

Copyright 2011


  1. i woke up with this bug, 10 min to get glory to her class, and a baby boy who needed some food, a diaper change, and wait, what is this he just peed all over me, him, and my clean new sheets. Hope your tomorrow is better than your today. yes that first sentence was way too long. bad home schooler.

  2. thank you for having a similar morning! :)hope you feel better soon.

  3. You are envious of my sleep, and I am envious of your newborn snuggles at all hours of the night! How quickly it all goes.

  4. "Who in their right mind has four children in five years????!!! I guess it is obvious I am not in my right mind..." I love this!! Made me laugh out loud. Isn't it amzaing that even the back to backness of kids we quickly forget the lack of sleep we sacrifice. The reward is GREAT though, taking care of our babies.


Thank you for your thoughts and encouragement!