Sunday, March 6, 2016

New Mom Tired is a special kind of Tired

In the still of the night, I sit holding Baby Gabe, eyes closed and dozing.  Trying not to completely fall asleep, resulting in dropping the baby, I blink my eyes.  The blinks get longer...and longer...and longer.  Man, so very tired, exhausted. I need to either wake up or lay him down.  Neither option is easy.  If I don't have something in front of me, tangible, bright, the sleep will just over take me.  However, I didn't bring my phone with me.  I was too tired to think to grab it.  Laying him down is tricky.  I have lost my touch in my five year vacation.  I have to go back to bed.  This is silly.  Slowly, tensing all the muscles I have awake, I stand and softly walk toward the crib.  Ever so gently, I lay him on his back, hoping the blanket keeps his arms bundled securely to his chest.  Success!  I tiptoe out the door.  Collapsing in bed, I smile into the night.  What a blessing to be so exhausted!

8 comments:

  1. I love your "Slice" on taking care of our baby. You capture it so well and bring back special memories of my own time caring for my little one. Thanks.

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  2. It is the most special time yet the most exhausting time. You did a great job describing it.

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  3. It is the most special time yet the most exhausting time. You did a great job describing it.

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  4. There is such a peace from holding a baby late at night. The exhaustion is worth it.

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  5. We play that sneaky tiptoe game too! Our baby does is not a fan of being laid down unless she's really zonked out! :-) Know how you feel!

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  6. It is a special kind of tired. The blessed, hope-filled, sweet kind of tired that you will someday miss. :) Enjoy it.

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  7. Brings back lots of memories of those "special kind of tired" nights and days. You will be glad you wrote this down!

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  8. I love this! I remember being that tired. I hope I took the time to realize what a blessing it was.

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