It has been a while since you stayed with me for a longer time. Especially after my son was born. I never though that being a mother would mean saying goodbye to you. I hate waking up every 2-3 hours and that I hardly get any time to have you during the day time too. Having uninterrupted sleep is still a distant dream.
When I was single and working, Saturdays and Sundays were the days to wake up late and directly have brunch. And sometimes go back to bed right after eating. I miss those days !
My mom tells me that I hated you when I was a kid and never liked sleeping for a longer time. And when I reached my teens, I loved waking up late nights. I am sorry for that but trust me, I love you now. More than I ever did.
After being a mom, sleepless nights have become my routine. Though it has got a bit better now as compared to my son’s newborn days. How do I explain to my child that having a good nights’ sleep is very important for him especially in the days when he is growing up so quickly.
I have been contemplating night weaning since a long time. But as soon as my son wakes up for feed and starts crying when his dad picks him up instead, it breaks my heart. I quietly take him and nurse him back to sleep. Then I feel I will wean him when he done with teething, but the teething monster keeps coming back. And I have reached 20 months without you dear sleep.
I hope I soon find a way out to get my son to sleep. Till then, hoping all the mother get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep 🙂
A sleep-deprived mama
This blog is a part of my series on A-Z of Parenting, Unlearn the Alphabets after becoming parents and Blogchatter AtoZ.