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Sooooo Tired...

When you're expecting your first child, they warn you that you will not get much sleep. I think "they" take perverse pleasure in your impending misery.

But my son turned out to be really easy. Just one feeding around 3 AM that didn't go on for more than 1/2 an hour. Even though it was a bonding moment, I kind of dozed through it most of the time. And now he sleeps 8-10 hours a night with lots of naps during the day.

No, what makes me tired — wiped out — is just the amount of attention he requires when he's awake. Believe me, I love to interact with him as much as possible. But I'm beginning to realize I'm more of an introvert than I thought. And it's getting worse, to the point that what would be a pleasant afternoon for some people has become an exhausting afternoon for me.

I think I waited to long to have children. That and I need to get into better shape.
hellosailor hellosailor 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2006

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You must have a toddler!! I do, and FEEL YOUR PAIN in each statement!!