I don't think there is one mother who can not relate to the tremendous joy one can experience from that first full nights sleep!
Being a mum of 4 I can certainly relate to how soul destroying lack of sleep can be on not only you, but for the whole family.
Feeling like you are constantly drunk, forgetful, cold and irritable. That you are losing your mind- running around on empty, over charged and taxed from just, finally getting to sleep when the baby needs you again.
I used to think that there was an invisible alarm on my head that would tell my kids the moment my head hit the pillow!
The feelings of being run down, depressed and exhausted and still having to forte on is what makes us women the fecking supremacy of all the human race! Sorry fellas!
Is there any wonder women suffer with forgetfulness- brain fog, weigh issues and mood swings after having a baby? I would love to have seen my husband survive on as much sleep as I have- and broken- he simply would not have coped!
There are however very real diseases that can be brought on from lack of sleep- so whilst you are thinking its ok to not try and sleep whilst the baby is down, or the kids are playing.....yes, the washing and dishwasher can bloody wait!! Please be aware that these are real and a huge threat to your health if not taking acknowledgement of and enforced (sleep that is)-
So, Mummies- its is vital for you to rest when your baby is resting. Everyone, including you, needs you to be operating at a healthy, happy level.
Time with your baby goes so quickly, so enjoy those snuggles with your little one, even if you can't sleep- a good cuddle and an audio mediation will be the rest that you need.
Now where's the coffee.....
Jeani Howard is an intuitive healer and award winning therapist who specialises in Pre & Post Natal care and PTSD as well as childhood trauma & anxiety. Her desire is to help as many people as possible to feel better. Help her hit her 1 million!
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