It seems no matter how much you KNOW you're going to be sleep deprived as a parent, it's like you don't really KNOW until you are there in that moment of total sleep deprivation. I remember when I was pregnant with Noah, everyone told me "sleep now", "enjoy your rest while you can", "take advantage of sleeping in now" , etc. and I knew babies weren't born sleeping through the night but I really had NO idea how exhausting it really is to be a parent.
Then I guess I blocked it out of my memory or something because even though I went through it with Noah, I didn't remember how horrible it felt to come completely sleep deprived. Until about a week ago. Isaac still goes to bed pretty late. Usually it's around 10pm but every now and then it's closer to midnight or 1am! And lately he's only been going 4-6 hours instead of 8-10 hrs like he was doing. His naps are very random too. Sometimes he sleeps for 3 hours and other times it's only 20 minutes. What makes it harder, when you have two kiddos they rarely nap at the same time, so any hopes for getting a nap in myself goes out the window.
So that's why it takes me 3 days to write a blog post instead of an hour like usual. I spend most of my day trying to get one kid or the other to nap. I so enjoy blogging and will be so thankful when I can sit for an hour in peace and write a blog post, or read a book, or even take an hour long nap! Until then I will just keep trucking along, as I know many of you are doing!
So here's to all the sleep deprived mama's out there! We'll get through this and it's all worth it in the end! The word's I live by lately "THIS TOO SHALL PASS" :)