To sleep perchance to rest

I love Sleep so much. I cannot overstate my love of Sleep. And for a long time, our love was mutual. I know it sounds like bragging, but I have to tell you, Sleep and I were besties, really. We were truly close – finishing each other’s sentences, communicating with just a look, sharing a rich, deep history. Sleep was always there for me – it had my back and it was loyal to a fault. Lately, though, we’ve drifted. If I’m honest about it, I have to admit we started to have problems somewhere around the beginning of the third trimester. At first, I thought we were just out of sync and I didn’t worry too much. I knew how much we loved each other and I figured we were just going through a phase. But then the phase kept going. And going. I couldn’t get comfortable in bed and moving around hurt a lot, so Sleep started to stay away more and more. And then came Labor and Sleep didn’t visit me for more than 45 minutes! I mean, it was nice of it to come shortly after I vomited all over the delivery room floor, but when I woke up later shaking uncontrollably, Sleep had left the building. Since then, Sleep has come and gone. Mostly gone. I’ve tried to woo it back again by introducing it to Molly, but it seems like there isn’t enough of it to go around for both of us. Molly and Sleep are getting to be good friends – slowly – but they seem to get along best when Molly is in my arms (or someone’s arms). This, of course, prevents Sleep and me from spending much quality time together. Oh, Sleep, please can we just go back to the way things used to be?

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5 Responses to “To sleep perchance to rest”


  1. 1 Sara H March 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Sleep is coming, I promise! B was sleeping through the night by 6 months, and I can’t recall precisely but I am pretty sure I was in good shape by the time I went back to work at 3. But, I did learn to sleep in the glider frequently (and woke up with what Russ calls “bacon tongue” on several occasions due to awkward open-mouthed chair sleeping/snoring with a baby).

    OMG, you vomited? That sounds like awful on top of awful. Labor is bad enough!

    Got your birth announcement today – you have GOT to stop giving me baby fever! She’s such a cutie, it’s enough to make anyone want to get a baby STAT!

  2. 2 satcla March 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    OMG-I can’t believe I still don’t know the full labor story. It sounds intense to say the very very least.

    Knowing how intimately close you and sleep were, I do hope you and sleep get back together soon. Like Sam and Diane, Rachel and Ross, Pacey and Joey, you are destined to find your way back to each other. I only hope we don’t have to wait through multiple seasons to see it happen. The tension is thick enough. While I’m thrilled to hear Molly is getting smidgets of it in your arms, I look forward to you both getting tons of it and being reunited with the deepest slumber once more. ASAP.

  3. 3 fritzandfrankie March 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    At least Sleep isn’t cheating on me with you. Or vice versa. I sure feel the same way though. When you going to come around again, Sleep? Please, I need you. You complete me. And all that stuff 🙂

  4. 4 Kristin March 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hey – do you want me to beat Sleep up for you? ’cause I’ll do it. 🙂

  5. 5 Mary Lloyd April 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I hope Molly loves sleep more than you do. I have faith in her….


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