Follow by Email

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Adventures of a Zombie Mom

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to have a child. Well, I take that back, for a long time I thought "nah, I'll just live my life to the fullest, have fun, no kids for me", then I sobered up and realized yet again that I wanted a family. I have the most beautiful, wonderful, smart, loving child a mom could ask for. Except for one little thing....he doesn't sleep much. By much I mean that yes, he's back to taking a nap (there was a month that he refused), but he won't go to bed until about 8:30/9:00 pm and is up most days by 5am. Oh, and that's after he wakes up at 2 and tries to come into my bed. So, not only am I getting up at 5/5:30am every day, but I haven't had a night of uninterrupted sleep since I was about 5 months pregnant with him. Yes, I'm complaining about it...and I'm feeling a little whiny too. The biggest problem that I have with this ridiculous sleep pattern is that I feel terrible all day. I'm exhausted, bitchy, hungry (it goes with being over tired) and all in all, I don't want to do a thing all day. On occasion I take a nap when he does, but not often as that's the only time I can get anything done around the house. I feel badly that I don't want to do anything, but it's a struggle to get motivated when I don't have the sleep that I oh so crave.
But I digress.
Today is the day that I change things. Tired or not, something has to change. Zombie Mom is on patrol people...watch out for your brains.