I think having a baby naturally means your sleep goes out the window. And having a preschooler, toddler and a baby means you become chummy pals with under-eye bags, coffee, and zombie land.
Lizzie and David do not nap. I am working on enforcing “quiet time” so they can let Lucy sleep, but sadly, this is a struggle. My mind wanders to possible fixes: getting an outdoor playset, asking somebody to finish building our basement, going for long drives during nap time. Our house is so tiny that one small outburst during quiet time wakes up Lucy.
And as soon as Lucy wakes up mad, my quiet time is over.
I actually started to wonder why I was getting so stinking moody. Um, hello – lack of sleep affects your moods. In fact, I found an informative article on Mattress Find about how a lack of sleep effects memory and productivity.
Yes, I am totally there.
Cue the zombie music.
But this will not last. Soon they will all be in gradeschool. I’ll have all the quiet time I could dream of!
But that comes at a cost. Lucy’s fat thighs will thin out and be as long as her sister’s. Her knees and elbows will no longer have dimples, and her fat smile will be that of a grown up girl.
So the exhausting days and wakeful nights are totally worth it right now. When they are all in their own rooms, I’ll go back to browsing mattress find for a new bed, so my zombie-like state of mind can finally experience a heavenly night’s rest. Is there such a thing?
But honestly, that day can take it’s time. Being a caffeine-addicted-zombie is worth it to have such amazingly beautiful babies to cuddle with.