I was joking with a friend recently that I think all new moms or moms suffering from sleep deprivation should have their driver’s licences revoked. It was a joke, but I can see how being a #zombiemom can be hazardous to one’s health (and dangerous to those around us). I’m not a “new” mom anymore, but I still suffer from sleep deprivation.
Every week is busy, but this past week was even more so for some reason. I don’t really know why. Oh, wait. I do. Little One has had activities, parties, and so many places to be. I’ve been busy with work and getting Little One to all of her activities, parties and places she has to be. Then there’s the farm and the house, and the cooking. Little One has also been suffering from pains in her legs in the middle of the night. Around 1am-3am she’s been screaming in her sleep with full on tears. She’s been in pain and no matter how much I massage her legs, rub her feet, give her a warm bath before bed, do stretching exercises with her before bed, and apply hot compress, she still screams from the pain.
Two nights ago, I went to bed at 4am because I was up with a crying Little One all night. My alarm goes off shortly after 6am so I can start my day. That’s not a lot of sleep. I was running on fumes all day. I don’t know how I made it through the day. I was definitely on auto-pilot. I ended up crashing at 5:30pm.
Yes. I went to bed at 5:30pm.
While Daddy was busy and Mommy was passed out, Little One had a field day.
I know what you’re thinking. HOW did this happen? I’m telling you. I was so exhausted, I slept like a bear. Nothing could wake me up. Not even a Little One putting make-up on me in my sleep. The fact that she took selfies is the cherry on top though. I cannot tell you how shocked I was to see about thirty-something photos on my phone that she took of me sleeping!
Good times. Let this be a lesson to all. Get enough sleep…or else this may happen to you.
Sleep Deprivation. Not a pretty thing, is it?