Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sleep, Precious Sleep
There are certain things you take for granted when babies are newborns, or at least, in my limited experience, from when Mia was a newborn.
For instance, while newborns may wake up frequently to eat, they go back to sleep almost instantly and with little provocation from their parents.
The trade-off seems to be that as they age, they can sleep for longer stretches without needing to eat, but falling back to sleep in the middle of the night upon feeding can sometimes be a very challenging task.
Like this week, if you will.
The last few nights, we've spent more time in the wee hours of 4-6am with Mia than we have in months, literally. I'm not sure who is really getting more sleep these days, if it be us or Mia. I think we're all a bit sleep-deprived. And slowly losing our minds.
The joy of parenthood is not lost on us, but we're a bit more weary and not, what I like to call, on our "A-Game." Hopefully better nights are ahead of us.
Like my high school senior t-shirt wisely quoted from the band Semisonic:
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
Good night, for now...