Formula for Happiness - Get Some Sleep

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Another weekend has come and gone. I swear they fly by.  I always have these great plans for a productive weekend on Friday night, then Sunday night comes and I've barely checked off my list.

 
 

And why am I so tired? I was actually able to take a bit of a nap yesterday afternoon, and then we were in bed before 10p.  Oh, that's right. I'm a mom. I'm perpetually tired.  ;P

 
Even the dog is perpetually tired.  

Even the dog is perpetually tired.
 

 

But it's a happy tired.  Every morning my alarm goes off and I think how can it possibly be time to get up? I look at the monitor.  Is Little Man still asleep?  NO.  Ugh. Why don't toddlers sleep in?  No matter what time we put him down (which is usually consistent) he always wakes at the same time.  And it's almost before the sun.  I lay there in the dark for a moment, yearning for a morning when I can actually sleep until I don't feel like sleeping anymore.  Then I roll out of bed, jump in a 5 min shower, and then make my son's bottle before bring him out of his room.  And as much as I'm missing my bed, I am still eager to see my little guy every morning.  He's eager to see me too -  because I have the bottle for him, lol, but I know he likes to snuggle with me on our bed as he drinks, and the fact that he is there and we have these moments together and I can kiss his sweet cheeks and breathe in his still baby scent is heaven.

 
Note: Until your child can roll over on their own, the safest way for them to sleep is on their backs.  

Note: Until your child can roll over on their own, the safest way for them to sleep is on their backs.
 

 

Course when you're only a few weeks/months in to this new baby thing and they don't sleep through the night and you are a walking zombie, it's hard to imagine these days will ever come. Considering babies basically operate off of instinct their first several months out of the womb, I does seem counter-intuitive that they so often have trouble sleeping.  If you're hungry, you eat. So if you're tired, then sleep.  Don't cry and spend all that energy when you're already tired! Just close your eyes and sleep. For a long time.  Our adult logic does not help us when it comes to babies.  Fortunately, help resources are becoming increasingly easier to access and contact.

Until you can leave the kid(s) with the grandparent's overnight and sleep on your own again, you will never again awake fully rested.  But any little bit more helps.