Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Confessions: Motherhood

Sunday Confessions: Motherhood 

 Let me start by saying this: I'm an older mom. Why is that important? Well, because I tire easily and need more naps than my 2 year old does. 

 I require at least six solid hours of sleep a night, but haven't gotten that since I was 7 months pregnant with her. 

 Once she was born, we were up all during the night with breastfeedings. 
Even after I stopped breastfeeding, she was so used to waking up during the night, she just continued to do it. 

 Now at 2 years old, she still wakes me up a few times during the night. 

"Rub my tummy, mommy."
"I'm thirsty." 
"I need my teddy bear."
"I'm cold."
"I'm too hot." 

Those are common things I hear during the night. Whereas she is able to fall right back to sleep, I lie there for nearly an hour struggling to find sleep again. 

 By the time we wake up in the mornings, I am still tired and could easily sleep a few more hours. 

Then she curls up next to me and says, "Good morning, mommy."

She smiles. I look into her beautiful brown eyes and completely forget how tired I am. I forget about the sleepless nights. 

All I know is I love the little girl curled up in my arms more than anything in the entire world. Giving up sleep for her is a small price I am happy to pay. 


  1. Oh the sleepless mombie syndrome. I'm still there, after almost 9 years, but I see light at the end of the tunnel. Someday I will sleep again. Someday!

  2. Love this post. :-)

    Funny how children can be the reason for your exhaustion but at the same time your rejuvenation!

    Happy Mothers day!