Thursday, September 01, 2011

Pillow Baby

One of the hardest parts of being a new mom is the middle of the night feedings. I'm the kind of person who loves my sleep...I need my sleep. Being woken up in the middle of the night to feed and calm a crying baby can be a challenge. On top of that, I'm a light sleeper and every little noise Liam makes wakes me up. AND I'm constantly having dreams where I'm nursing Liam which only confuses me when I wake up to a hungry baby at 4am. Wait, didn't I just feed you??? [Thank God for the Baby Connect app for my iPad, otherwise I'd be totally lost]

The funniest thing that's happened to me so far is that I will wake up trying to nurse my pillow. I'll have my trusty little pillow grasped close to my chest and I'll really think it's my baby... Until I open my eyes and realize it's not. Whoops! I'm not alone either. My friend, Tati, who had her baby just two days before I did, has done the same thing.

My Pillow Baby

Any other mamas do weird things from sheer exhaustion in those early weeks with a new baby? I'd love to hear about I know I'm not the only crazy one.


Elienai (Eli) said...

hahaha... Totally, and I also see things! One night I thought I saw a dog on my turns out I was just waaaay too tired! I also used to wake up and thought the baby was in the bed with us and I couldn't find her, but she was in her bassinet! Welcome to the mommy club, where we do weird things! but it's fun to tell the story!

Krista said...

Since it happens such a long time ago, I don't remember the weird stuff but I still remember the difficulties of waking up in the middle of the night. I also love to sleep...a lot and anything that interferes with my sleep becomes a tragedy. Ultimately my worst anxiety was after the breastfeeding when I was praying for the baby to just go back to sleep immediately. In the end, the time goes by very quickly and soon Liam will be sleeping the whole night. You'll see.

Megan Barley said...

this is so funny : )