Why does no one tell you how bloody knackering Motherhood is? Is it because it would scare the Bejesus out of you?? To be honest it would.
I seem to have stumbled through the last 5 years, half asleep, bumbling along and losing any life I had! Don’t get me wrong, love the wee ones to pieces but NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, prepares you for it. You can’t even train for it. And don’t say things like ‘I don’t need much sleep anyhow’, or ‘sleep doesn’t really bother me’, because believe you me, it may not bother you now, but my god it will!!
Imagine a form of torture such as this, laying on the beach with your beautiful baby asleep in the pushchair beside you. You are knackered because you’ve been up since the sun opened an eye. You are laying in the horizontal position perfect for an afternoon nap but you mustn’t, I repeat mustn’t, fall asleep because you are on duty!! It’s a form of torture!
Or this, rocking your baby back to sleep in the wee hours, half asleep yourself and they are all warm and cuddly and falling asleep, but don’t you dare fall asleep, as you may roll on him or her or push them out of bed!!!
Nothing prepares you for it, just make sure you enjoy sleep now and hope it returns one day! 🙂