Bedtime and then some

Sleeping, male baby cat. Red hair.

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Three hours of sleep is nowhere near sufficient. I honestly don’t know how people with new babies manage to do it and not become psychotic in the process.

The odd thing is that I came home from work last night tired. I mean, drag myself into my place and collapse on the couch tired. I probably could have fallen asleep right then and there.

I could have. But I didn’t. I didn’t want to be up at 1AM, wide awake and wandering the night. That is specifically what I did NOT want.

But there was no sleep to be had last night. Suddenly I was nocturnal; not by nature or design. In the end I suppose it could be said that while it was a miserable night for sleeping, it was a wonderful night for, well, praying.

I may not have wanted or intended to, but I saw 1… 2… 3…

At 3:30 I was able to get resettled – thinking that He would have to be my rest, because I wasn’t going to have had enough any other way – and sometime shortly thereafter I fell asleep – and slept hard – until the 6:15AM alarm.  I did not hit snooze. I am not entirely sure that this was not because I had momentarily forgotten how to work it. I got up and got going.

I was considerably less of the dragging-myself-around kind of tired, but considerably more of the slower-on-the-uptake-and-easily-overtaxed variety.

It’s funny how when I’m overtired even simple things are hard and overwhelming.

Honestly, how DO new parents do it? I mean, it was only one day of this for me, not months on end. And I was occasionally and inexplicably overwhelmed by stupid office things; I can’t imagine having to take care of a little person while sleep deprived.

God bless them, every one.

It was a long day, but the sun was still shining as I left the office (daylight savings isn’t all bad). I made it home. I got in a workout. I have chatted and chilled, eaten and eased.

It is not all that terribly late, but I am ready for bed. 

Dear Lord, give me rest. Oh, and good sleep and sweet dreams to all those parents of small children, too.

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About aka gringita
Flotsam generator. Amateur photographer. Avid traveler. Christ follower.

6 Responses to Bedtime and then some

  1. Artswebshow says:

    lol, i’m glad that i dont have to.
    I guess one day i’ll have to ride the rollercoaster of fatherhood. lol
    Until then i’ll just smile and tell you you’ll get through it. lol

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  2. markp427 says:

    I look back on it all and wonder how I survived the infant years myself, although I do have some nice memories of watching the sun rise while cradling my newborn and rocking her to sleep. I’m glad my ex and I took turns with bottle/diaper duty in the middle of the night. We got through it with our sanity (mostly) intact.

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  3. Patti says:

    Impressive that you got in a workout! Rest well.

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