Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tiny Babies Use Sleep Deprivation to Torture Their Mothers

Well not really of course, but it sure feels like that sometimes! My babies are one month old this past week already and they love to take turns waking up all night long. I can't wait until they start sleeping a little better! I'm pretty sure this sleeplessness has caused my brain to temporarily shut down...as I was typing this just now I had the hardest time trying to spell "little"...(I hope its just temporary at least.)

With the two babies waking up to eat a couple of times a night, plus pumping a couple of times and lately my 13 month old has been having a hard time sleeping as well, I feel like a walking zombie at times. We are all up by 6 am every morning! I've resorted to drinking one cup of coffee in the mornings and sometimes I have one in the afternoon if I can't stay awake. 

My older boy still takes two naps during the day, so that's great and you would think with all the sleeping that newborns do I would be able to take a nap sometimes too...but in reality this happens very rarely. I have found that I need to not even try to take a nap during the day. For one, it makes me even more tired afterwards and for two, it gets really frustrating if I am looking forward to it and then it doesn't happen. So instead, I just stay busy, do some easy work outs if I get really tired and try not to think about it...so far it seems to be working. 

Good thing I'm one of those crazy morning people who can wake up instantly and be super cheerful right away! And like I keep telling these boys..."good thing you guys are so cute!" I love my boys to death though, and I wouldn't want it any other way...I just hope these next few weeks get easier! 

Tiny Babies Use Sleep Deprivation to Torture Their Mothers

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  1. OMG they are just adorable! I hope you get to get some rest soon! I remember that zombie feeling but I can't imagine it with twins and a 13 month old. Hang in there, I am sure they will be sleeping longer stretches soon!
    Karen @ Karen's Soiree

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure they will and I will not even remember all this craziness, lol. Have a good week :)

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  2. Aw, they are TOO cute! Seriously. I guess that makes it easier... seeing their adorable little faces all the time! :)

    Janelle @ Wild Blue Yonder

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    1. Aren't they!? It does help quite a bit :D

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  3. You are so blessed , they look so healthy and so loved :-)

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    1. Thanks! We are very happy to have such sweet little boys :)

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  4. Hey there. I am a new follower and I blog over at www.southernnewlywed22.blogspot.com where i share some of my infertility journey, a few favorite recipes, and just daily life. I would love for you to stop by and say hello soon! Have a great weekend!
    Sydney

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    1. Thanks! I am now following you as well :)

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  5. New follower from Dawn's Disaster. Your boys are so cute!You are doing so much better than I am with the baby weight.
    Ashley @ Mrs. Mama
    http://aprichards.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the follow :) I'm now following your blog as well! Have a great week!

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  6. Oh, I so feel for you. Though I only had one newborn to look after, I found the sleep deprivation a killer. I really struggled. You can do it mummy, and it sounds like you're coping really well. I'm sure it won't last too much longer!

    Coming through Babies and Beyond :)

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    1. Thank you :) I'm sure it will get better soon! Hope you have a great week!

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  7. You poor dear, what a great attitude you have. It's hard enough with one! With my third I just resigned to the fact that I was going to be a little nutso for a while. Still am. Oh well...it's a good thing they're cute!!! Hope you're getting the help you need from friends and family :)

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    1. They are worth it, that's for sure! Thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  8. Oh, Stephanie, reading your post brought back so many memories! We have a set of b/g twins who are 4 now and sometimes those baby days seem oh-so-long-ago. You are in the trenches right now, but take heart. It does get easier! Once I got ours on the same schedule (roughly), I felt so much more calm and capable. And it is good that they are so cute, isn't it? :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear it gets easier! We are working on trying to get them on a good schedule, hopefully that will help :)

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  9. they are such cuties!!! i hope you get some free time to rest and catch up on sleep!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure I will eventually :) Hope you are having a good week!

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  10. Oh boy, they are so adorable! I've a twin sister too. Now I can iimagine my mother having zombie walks haha! Get a good sleep and calm scene soon :)
    Areeba @ Aree With Umbrella

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    1. Thank you! It must be nice having a twin :) I'm sure your mother would say it was worth the zombie walks!

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  11. Wow! I can't believe it's been a month already. Is it going by fast or slow for you? I can't get over how cute they are!! I hope you get some much needed rest soon and these little handsome guys give you a goodnight sleep in the near future! Much love!

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    1. Thanks <3 It has gone very slow, seems like it should have been more than one month. I hope your week is going good :)

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  12. Awww <3 sending sleep your way! You poor thing.. my 8 month old use to wake up every 2 hours and when he started I felt physically sick because of the sleep depravation! Imagine two of them, wowowow! Thinking of you xx

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    1. Thanks, it's rough at first. I remember with my first little boy I felt the same way. How does your baby sleep nowadays?

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  14. I'm so impressed that you are able to get some workouts in! My son is 8 weeks old, and though I just got cleared after my c-section for exercise 2 weeks ago, I just can't seem to find the time. Congrats on 2 adorable babies!

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    1. Congrats on your own little baby! Hopefully you will be able to find time for stuff like that soon :)

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