Today is World Sleep day – a day created to celebrate sleep and provide a call to action on related issues, such as how a lack of sleep can affect our ability to function on a day to day basis.
There are many people who suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and insomnia and research shows that these sufferers are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
When you become a parent, regardless of your normal sleep patterns and struggles, sleep becomes a challenge for the whole family. We as parents tend to focus so much on our kids and their well-being, that we don’t worry enough about our own….
Always Remember, Happy Mom = Happy Baby. So get some sleep!
Why is sleep so important?
Sleep becomes a precious commodity once you become a parent. Gone are the days of having 8 or more consecutive hours of sleep, and for most parents – they pray for the night that their child “sleeps through” .
In one way or another, your sleeping patterns shift completely. Some parents get lucky when their baby easily perfects the art of sleeping through. We were briefly blessed in that department, as Alyssa perfected that art before even reaching the 3-month mark. On the other hand, I can literally count on my one hand the nights Aidan has slept completely through.
Hello there! Things have been quiet my side for some reason. I haven’t been super busy or anything like that, I’ve just not been myself lately. I can’t pin point who, where, why or what but I think I’ve just been so consumed in my role as a Mom that I haven’t been concentrating on my other roles all that much. It’s also the last week of my time at home and will need to brace the big bad world again.
I am happy to go back to work but I’m starting to feel the anxiety of having to leave my little Aidy baby every morning. I know he will be in good hands. Our helper is really great with him (and Alyssa) and I feel blessed that we have her in our lives.
BTS of our first family of 4 photoshoot
What a rollercoaster this past 2 weeks have been! To think I would still not have given birth at this point, should Aidan have arrived on or around his due date. In some ways I am happy that he decided to come so early (and so speedily!) and on the other hand it would have been nice to have a few weeks extra to better prepare and get some rest.
Well, here we are two weeks in and it we are easing into our “new normal”. Thus far, it hasn’t been easy but it hasn’t been that hard either….some things are just easier this time around and some things are just harder: