Big sleeper.
August 06, 2009

So.  Every night, my adorable little punk falls asleep.  And she does not wake up until six to nine hours later.

Go ahead and hate me.  I just have one question: if the baby sleeps nine hours a night, with three-hour long bookend naps, WHY AM I SO EXHAUSTED?


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  1. By Gracia Fraile on August 06, 2009

    I don’t have kids, but I’ve had to live in a house with newborns in two occasions and yes, you are really lucky. And exhausted? My 27 yo boyfriend sleeps through the night, too, and spends 8 hours working, and I have no work this month… and I’m exhausted. It’s because it’s summer, I guess.

    BTW, you have the cutest little girl!

  2. By Joe @ Irrationaldad on August 06, 2009

    I kept reading that you’re supposed to wake baby if they sleep to long, so that they can eat. WAKE a SLEEPING baby? Crazy talk. We only did that once. A baby won’t starve themselves from sleeping. I do kinda hate you a little bit though, but good for you. ;)

  3. By tracy on August 06, 2009

    I remember those days, too!  I vividly remember how exhausting it was to care for & be 100% responsible for the LIFE of another human being. This time goes by so, so quickly. Cherish every single moment.

  4. By Laura on August 06, 2009

    Mmk. Yep. I totally hate you. I have a 2 month old and he still doesn’t sleep through the night. UGH.

  5. By erin on August 06, 2009

    Because she’s sucking the life out of you via your boobs.  Hannah has slept 8+ hours a night since she was 6 weeks and I’m still exhausted.

  6. By on August 06, 2009

    Yeah, you can just keep the whole sleeping through the night thing to yourself. Bragging bragger. My daughter is 14 months and still only sleeps throught the night about 4 out of 7 nights. And when she was a newborn she breastfed incessantly for 3 months, including all night long. I slept sitting up and would just wake up and switch her from one side to the other every so often. Why I think you’re so exhausted? Thanks for asking, it’s learning to deal with that whole new all consuming love and fear and protectiveness. The emotional life of a mother is more work than anyone can describe. Gosh, I’m mouthy tonight. VERBOSE.


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