Sleeping is an essential function to live, right?

Then how the HELL do parents survive?  I had a rude “awakening” this weekend when I realized that I feel like complete ass when I don’t get at least 7 hours of sleep, and even then I feel like half an ass without 8 or more.  Parents tell me that you change when you have a baby, that your maternal instinct takes over and that you become a very light sleeper.  NOOOOOOO!!!  I don’t want to be a light sleeper!  I love sleep! I love it more than yummy Italian food, chocolate cake, Hugh Grant movies…and yes, I may even love it more than sex most of the time.  I hope the Baby Rabies doesn’t change that.

Really, you don’t want to know me if I’ve gone more than two nights without  a good night’s sleep.  Not only am I prone to be a complete whiny bitch, but I am also terribly forgetful and clumsy.  That can’t be good if you have a baby to take care of during the day, or even worse – a job to go to.  I can totally see myself sneaking into a bathroom stall at lunch to take a nap on the toilet or calling the sitter to say I have to work late and locking myself in my car to doze.

Here’s hoping that along with those maternal instincts I will apparently develop upon birth, I will receive the super human ability to sleep while looking like I am performing mundane daily routines like answering emails, walking the dogs and driving….hmmm…maybe that’s what the lady who nearly killed me in her Range Rover the other day was doing. I should really give crazy lady drivers the benefit of the doubt.

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  1. I must say this is my biggest concern when it comes to reproducing. I enjoy sleep way to much and to have to get up to take care of someone seems unheard of. I definitely hope the maternal instincts kick in, otherwise, my husband is going to be very angry with me. 🙂

  2. “I should really give crazy lady drivers the benefit of the doubt.”

    That’s so funny!

    I don’t know how people do it. My dog was very sick in February and we had at least 3 weeks of having to take him out several times a night. The first week was okay, but then I really started dragging.

    This is what I keep telling myself, if my brother-in-law can do it, anyone can. 🙂

  3. oh this is so me also! we had friends in town with their 9 week old….yeah i am offically scared for the loss of sleep i am already loosing just thinking about it! I know that the end result will be worth it but i warn anyone to get in my way and it will not be pretty with little to no sleep.

    Love the blog by the way!

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