Did I say I was tired? Eh sleep is for wimps..

I have no idea what’s going on with my almost 8 month old. Like seriously! Why won’t he sleep? I thought it was teething and those 2 teeth came down so what’s up now? He’s just over an illness so it’s not that either. Maybe it’s a growth spurt. Maybe it’s developmental. Who knows! Hes the cutest, smiliest and happiest baby during the day. I’m baffled.

He was awake screaming from 12pm to 2am last night. Awake at 5! Again screaming. I did everything. As any mother would..to try and get him back to sleep. After his feed at 6.30am he ended up in the bed with me so I could get some sleep.

This is only day 2 of the kids being back to school and I’m already exhausted. Any stay at home parent will understand my despair. Because when you have a bad night, having a bad day usually follows suit. You are tired and cranky and irritable. The kids drive you mad. Baby gets to have naps, but you can’t. (That’s so not fair!)

It can be very depressing to wake up after very little sleep knowing that you still have to be a parent, an adult, and try to function normally. Someone still has to clean the house and cook the dinner. But we just get on with it, don’t we. We have to. 

We live in the hope that tomorrow will be a better day. During all the screaming last night I was praying. For strength and for God to give me the wisdom to know what to do. To help my lil guy. To settle him. And for us both to get some sleep.

I’m hoping it’s a phase and it will pass soon. But I’d like to think he just loves his mammy so much all he wants is to be in my arms. And that’s fine with me! My poor back says otherwise but that can just shut up! 

You’d think on my third child I’d have it all figured out! This whole sleep thing. But unfortunately I don’t have all the answers. I’m winging it most of the time! But I do know that somehow, someday, it will get easier. 

Am hoping it will be sooner rather than later. But until then, I’m just gonna have to grin and bear it until I figure it out. IF I ever figure it out! So to all of you in the same boat as me…you most certainly are not alone! 




5 thoughts on “Did I say I was tired? Eh sleep is for wimps..

  1. Hi Melissa, thanks for visiting http://www.thewritesteph.com!

    Poor girl! I can completely relate, although we just have one who is now in middle school. I remember just looking at my pillow and thinking that if I could just put my head on the pillow… Mine still has problems sleeping, but now I can give her Melatonin.

    I pray that you’ll get through this, and (I know that you will) that God will keep you sane!

    Big hugs,


    1. Thank you Stephanie. Yes it can be very tough at times. And I just want other moms to know that they are not alone. We are all in this together. And it’s good to talk isn’t it? My lil man slept through the night two times in a row now so I’m doing cartwheels! Ha!



  2. What a wonderful truthful post, lord, it all sounds so hard, exhausting and I only can tip my hat and say ‘wow’, you are doing a beautiful job and it’s so refreshing to read something ‘real’…. Loving this blog…xxx

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