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 36-40, M 1 Response 3 Oct 13, 2006