So you know that whole sleep deprivation thing? You can relapse as a parent ... and I am here to tell you the struggle is real. I can honestly say that my daughter has been a relatively healthy little human (a couple days of sniffles here and there) and then there was that day ... February 26th to be exact and she was the ripe age of 1 years 6 months 20 days(18 months 20 days, 81 weeks 1 days, 568 days, 13,632 hours or 817,920 minutes).
I have done seminars on sleep deprivation as though it was a thing of the past, I get it, I have been there (past tense) ... and what about now? Its present tense mammas.
At least I know what not to do when she is sick (pneumonia and ear infection) :
Step 1: no co-sleeping (ok fine)
Step 2: respond to her cries throughout the night and provide her comfort (don't co-sleep). Pick up, put down, check diaper, check pulse, medicate (gently).
Step 3: camp out old skool on the floor of her room as then I have less far to travel when she wakes up coughing and I need to check her pulse (yeah I did).
And now? 3 nights later ... I am a M.E.S.S. I forgot what its like, my sentences are not always formed, I almost burned the place down cooking pasta, I am juggling two new businesses and sick bebe - insert give myself a break here . My sleep deprivation immunity was down and its not pretty (no selfie attached).
I get you. I am there with you. Call me?
Sabrina Banadyga -