Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sleep is for the Weak

I've dreaded this day for a long time.
I'm sick.
I'm a mom, and I'm sick.
I'm a mom, I'm sick, and there's no one but me to care for the baby right now.

Sure, it's just the common cold, but nevertheless I feel pretty crummy.
I just want to sleep. Problem is, my three month old is refusing to take a nap for whatever reason. She'll fall asleep in my arms, but the second I put her in her swing (where she usually naps), she's wide awake again, crying, and we're back to square one. She's fed, dry, and she's got to be tired. She usually has her nap from nine to noon, but here we are pushing one and she's yet to fall asleep.
I'd bang my head on the desk, but I'm pretty sure I still couldn't tell the difference in pain between the throbbing head & sore throat I already have.

The worse I feel, the more convinced I am that motherhood is next to sainthood.

How on earth do you other women do it?


Tara said...

ya know, Trish, I'm a little late on leaving this comment and I surely do hope you are feeling better by now, but I have to tell you....IT'S OKAY FOR BABY TO CRY. sometimes you just need you time. let her cry. she might go back to sleep. if moms did everything for their children (like we OFTEN OFTEN do), we go crazy. so give yourself a break - let her cry. it's okay. :)

and it's also okay about supplementing with formula. remember, I had to with Savannah when she was only 2 weeks old because I (sadly) didn't produce enough milk. and she's great! so it's okay, really!!! you're doing good. drop me a note and let me know how you are feeling and how Grace is doing. kay? :)