Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Moms don't sleep

Moms don't sleep! I read this in an article from Reader's Digest Online's Parenting Channel http://www.rd.com/children-parenting/ and I totally agree. If you are a mom reading this, you would agree too, I am sure.

The article entitled Help for Sleepless Moms reveals that in a totally unscientific poll of mothers taken recently, no mother sleeps until her kids are grown and out of the house. Wow! That would mean that I have many more sleepless nights ahead of me. Help! I certainly need help.

I started not sleeping well the moment I was pregnant being heavy, having to get up to pee every hour, having to sleep on one side and difficulty turning, worries, etc etc etc. Then when baby came along it was worse. Difficulty breastfeeding kept me up all night and all day long pumping and trying to latch baby. It was crazy.

Now that they are older I have to keep them entertain and wait for them to sleep before I do. Sometimes they wake up in the middle of the night and look for me. This is especially so when they are sick. When they are sick then I am in a standby mode, ever ready to wake up at the slightest sound.

Now this sleep article is telling me that I won't be getting good sleep till the kids are adults and leave the house! Fortunately, it does suggest some strategies or 8 sleep secrets for mothers. Unfortunately I fail in most of them. Lol! I think a revision of my sleep strategies is in order.

A great article. You can find this and many more articles at http://www.rd.com/children-parenting/.

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