It’s been said that once you become a mom, you can kiss sleep good-bye. Silly me, I thought that was only in the beginning. I didn’t understand that meant I’d never “sleep” soundly again. Ever.

I promise, I hear every creak in the middle of the night. Every. Single. One. My son usually comes in our room about 6-ish in the morning. It’s around that time I begin to wake up …anticipating his entry. I listen for his bedroom door. I listen for his little feet running through the hall. I listen, waiting for him to slam our door open. Then, I listen for his little voice saying “up”. I’m still partially asleep but , I listen for it all because I know it’s going to happen.

I hear our dog as she makes her way to her pee pad at about 5 am. I hear her make her way from under our bed where she prefers to sleep to the pad and then to her bed. I hear every single move she makes. I feel like at one point I was actually able to sleep through stuff like this. Not anymore. If I’m not waking up for my son or our dog it’s baby number two. She kicks and turns and performs full on choreographed routines in my tummy. She gets busier and busier every night.

I’ve just accepted that sleep will forever be a distant memory for me. You know that good, deep, sound sleep? Yeah. Buh bye.

23 comments on “Um, Yeah, Buh-Bye”

  1. Deep sleep. Girl, I don’t even know what that is anymore. Is it a movie? J/K. But seriously, I can totally understand. Personally, I’m a light sleeper, so everything wakes me up. Totally sucks. I do hope you’re able to get some rest soon.
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  2. Great article, and I admit it, it could be a mothers’ guilt, but I have got the same symptoms. Although my older son is already 16, I wake up every night when he puts his keys in the door and comes in. These are just evolved reflexes which I cannot control. My husband never wakes up for any noise.
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  3. I will say that I have been lucky that Nolan has been a good sleeper, but when he doesn’t sleep well I realize how much I miss sleep! I am like you now though and in the morning I wake up with this little guy kicking in my belly!
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  4. Hi Cam! Thanks for swinging by my blog and saying “hi”! I love the name of your blog, and the tag line is hilarious. 🙂 I hope that if I’m ever a mom, I’m even a tiny bit as stylish as you are!

  5. So true! I thought for sure once our first son started sleeping through the night that we’d made it to “the other side.” Now we have another baby and I keep telling myself that once he’s sleeping through the night that we’ll be on that still elusive other side. So… what you’re telling me is that this other side simply doesn’t exist? I don’t know if I can handle this news right now 🙂
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  6. There are those times when the kids are at Grandma’s that I will actually sleep…like hit by a MAC truck sleep. Totally hear what you are saying, no more REM sleep, EVAH! {insert evil laugh here} I truly believe this is in direct correlation to the, “where are my keys, phone, etc.” issues I’ve had since giving birth.
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  7. I love my sleep so I am not
    Looking forward to this part of motherhood at all…but I’m hoping my body will just adapt…or am I too hopeful?!

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