Dear New Mom: On The Rough Days
Today’s a rough day. Sleeplessness has caught up with me, Caleb’s not feeling well, and the hot Vegas summer is setting in. Caleb has needed a 4am feeding since Bolivia to catch up with his hunger/lost weight (he lost 3lbs while we were there), so I have had one good night’s sleep since the beginning of April (approximately two months ago).
I know some of you feel me on that one.
Just when you feel like a zombie, the baby wakes you up in the middle of the night, moaning with a fever.
My mom and sister were here for the last week; we hiked at Zion and buried Dad’s ashes. The emotional overload has left me foggy in the head and without many words to share.
Even so, life goes on…
On these rough days, new mom, we’ve just got to keep truckin’. Take a nap, drink caffeine, snuggle your sick baby, and don’t give in to the temptation to eat to stay awake. Find a friend to unwind with. I’m so grateful to my friend Sarah who fed me PB&J and encouraged me to keep going.
If you’re feeling like me today, I hope you get some rest and that baby gives you some smiles and giggles to keep you going.