Aug 15, 2008

No Rest for the Weary

I have never been so tired in my entire freaking life. In fact, tired doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. And you know...I'm too whatever-the-right-word-is to even try to describe it. This morning Griffin was up at 4 AM for a feeding. No problem, right? Wrong. He then decided that he didn't want to go back to sleep, so we've been up ever since. I took him downstairs where I could at least distract myself with the television (thank goodness for those Olympics!). I held him close to me and wrapped us both in an afghan that I crocheted last year. He fell asleep immediately and I was left to watch volleyball or handball or some other sport - It's all a blur and I don't remember what I even watched.

So I'm totally sleep-deprived, which I must say is a million times worse than getting no sleep at all. I didn't sleep for almost 48 hours when I was in labor and after I delivered the baby, but it was so much easier than sleeping in little increments. I've discovered that Griffin is the boss of me these days (and weeks) and I just need to deal with it. Here he is doing what he does best (and doing what I want to do so badly):


Ceci said...

I know you've probaby already heard this, but sleep when the baby sleeps! I didn't with Val, but I did with Bella, and it really works.

Also, isn't there some way you could do shifts with Patrick at night so you both get 5 hours of sleep in a row? You know, you sleep from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., and he sleeps from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.? We did that and it worked really great.

Marie said...

Oh my gosh what a cutie...hey, when he sleeps- you sleep. That is it! Here is a nice distraction, it is a giveaway, go visit Linda's blog at and enter to win!!! And try to nap at least as many times as day as he does. He is truly beautiful!!!