Sunday, 11 October 2015

The joys of sleep deprivation...


There's a reason sleep deprivation is a method of torture, it's because it is crap. Seriously crap. It's not just a newborn phase - there are sleep regressions (no one warned me about these!), teething (Luke's current favourite) and then the nights that are just awful for no reason! 

You're woken every two hours, probably thrown up/dribbled on several times and spend God knows how long trying to rock your screaming bundle of joy back to sleep (often unsuccessfully I might add). You are then expected to get up at the crack of dawn and spend the entire day being excited about everything and entertaining your child, who undoubtedly will be full of beans and be totally oblivious to the effect their night time games have had on you. 
The best comparison I can make is to that of an epic hangover. I'm talking the kind where you don't even want to eat or get dressed and you just curl up in a ball on the sofa watching trashy TV and feeling sorry for yourself. 
However as a mum, not only do you get deprived of the option to do any of that, but you don't even get the fun part of drinking and partying the night before! 

I know it is part of being a mum and it's all worth it in the end, but right now in my current hazy, blurry eyed little world, it is crap. Really really crap. 

So next time you're in Starbucks and see a mummy with a baby - be a saint and buy her an extra strong coffee. It will probably be the best thing that happens to her all week...! 

12 comments:

  1. So so true! I am very sleep deprived at present and would love someone to buy me a coffee lol

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  2. This tickled me! Hope baby is now sleeping through. I'm blessed with a pretty good sleeper. We still get nights when she doesn't sleep and it's so much worse because I'm not used to it!! I feel like I've been hit by a bus, only cure is to get the coffee down you! 😊

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    1. Unfortunately not - coffee is the only way! Xx

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  3. I totally agree and can relate! Hope baby is sleeping through for you now lovely. My eldest sleeps through the night but my youngest wakes up at least one or twice through the night and really early too! xx

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    1. Still waking at least once or twice! Need coffee through a drip! Xx

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  4. Awww I hated sleepless nights so I know how you feel. It does get better and easier, hang on in there

    Gemma xx

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  5. This tickled me!! We've all been there. I've got used to having my sleep back but i'm about to become a mum again any day now so I guess this'll all be oh so familiar again soon. x

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    1. Oh dear - fingers crossed for a super good sleeper?! Xx

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  6. Ha ha so true. Sleep deprivation is a killer and sparks depression in any cases (me being one of those) it's super tough. Remember you are doing an amazing job and it's NOT easy! But it's so so worth it. Sending you hugs and lots of sleep fairies.Xx

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    1. I desperately need the sleep fairies! Xx

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