The Newborn Time Warp

Before having a baby, there was never enough time in the day. I found myself constantly wishing for a few more hours in which to accomplish everything I wanted to do! “Oooh, if only I had a few more hours each day!” I would lament. And then I got pregnant. And then I had a baby. And what do you know; I had more time in the day in which to do things!

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I can hear you rolling your eyes at me and wondering what the heck I’m getting at, but hear me out.

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Before having a baby I needed at least 8 hours of sleep each night in order to function the next day. Now I magically only need at least 4 hours of sleep each night and during those middle of the night feedings, diaper changes and soothing I am getting things done! Maybe I am not folding the laundry or cleaning the house, but I am cruising around Pinterest, updating Facebook, reading all of the awesome blogs out there, writing emails to friends, brainstorming posts to write here: all of the stuff I never had enough time for during the day prior to having a baby.

This Newborn Time Warp is amazing!

Truly though, I am no super woman. I am just making the best of what cannot be changed. 🙂 Before having a baby I dreaded the sleepless nights that lay ahead. I still do! Evening rolls around and all I can think of is how many times the baby will have me up and how little actual sleep I will get. But then those times of night roll around and while I am pinning on Pinterest and updating on Facebook I am also holding my son while he nurses and seeing him smile during a diaper change. It is these quiet moments during the night that I am so glad to be awake for because before I know it, he will sleep through the night. At that point time will return to the way it used to be and chances are there will be even fewer hours during the day than there were prior to the baby.

Time is going to speed up and knowing this makes the sleepless nights so much more precious.A rare moment of actually sleeping when the baby does!

A rare moment of actually sleeping when the baby does!

 

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