People ask us what having a baby is like. We honestly expected it to be very hard and have been surprised that it’s a little easier than we planned for. We expected to have our butts kicked. During waking hours, having a baby is a bit easier than we imagined it to be. But it’s the not sleeping through the night, for months on end that’s so very difficult. It’s a shame that because you’re so tired, you aren’t able to fully soak up the sweet daytime moments. My baby is coming alive: she’s smiling and making me laugh at times. I’d give my life for her gladly. Having her isn’t hard because there’s a lack of love….no…having a baby is hard because of the serious lack of sleep!
I’m trying to take it day by day. I’m trying to enjoy my baby as much as possible as I know I’ll ache for these days back. I’d like to say that sleep is overrated but it’s not. Sleep is essential! I’ll keep on keeping on and hope that one day, I’ll see 8 hrs of solid sleep again. Maybe it’s around the corner. One can dream!