I can’t do it all… Shocking news, I know!
The past month has been a challenging time mostly due to sleep deprivation because my 7-month-old has decided to wake up like a newborn throughout the night again. I’m even struggling to organize my thoughts right now to write this blog post that has been floating around in my head for a few weeks. This is the first chance that I’ve really had to start typing it all out…
First of all, I hate when the time changes and it is pitch black outside when I get out of work in the evening. It throws me off my schedule and puts a major kink in my routine with the girls. This year, it happened to coincide with “Little A” dropping her late afternoon nap, which equaled the perfect storm of disrupted sleep for baby AND mommy! Adam was also on the road for two weekends in a row, so I was not able to catch any extra zzz’s and my sleep debt continued to accumulate. Needless to say, the value of quality sleep is not to be underestimated – just ask my husband! He had to deal with an irritable, moody, impatient Stefanie every night for a week straight. There is a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture! I, apparently, wasn’t the only one being tortured! “A happy wife is a happy life”, right?!
Anyway, after sending Adam some articles on the effects of sleep deprivation and him convincing me to leave work early to take an afternoon nap, I have started to slowly return closer to “normal.” At least I know I’m a little less dangerous on the road. (Driving while sleep deprived is about as risky as driving drunk!) Adam has been great with the girls and has let me sleep in for a couple hours for a few random days recently. I am even going to a nail salon later today with my mother, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law for a manicure and pedicure – something I never do. It will be nice to have some time for myself and relax for a couple hours!
I want to thank those of you who have been keeping up with my random blog posts. My hope one day soon is to have a routine day each week that I post. This is one area that I have given myself permission to let go for now, since I have so many responsibilities and things to juggle on a daily basis. It’s helping my sanity right now to sleep instead of blog! Hopefully, I’ll find time to squeeze in November’s Dreamer of the Month in the next few days before it’s too late!