Hi mama. If you’re reading this, then I can only imagine how exhausted and depleted you are. You’ve tried everything, googled sleeping tips for you baby, stayed up hours rocking your baby to sleep and at times given up your bed because sometimes co-sleeping is the answer.
Mama, you are not alone. I have been there, heck I am still there.
There are days that after my 10 hour work day has finally ended, I get home and there is no rest in sight.
Being a mama sometimes mean having to endure all these long and waking hours trying anything and everything to get our babies to sleep. When nothing works, we find ourselves silently screaming, “Why?”
My tired and very sleepy mind often races and I wonder, is he teething? Is he sick? Does something hurt? Is he too hot? Too cold? Is he hungry? Am I doing a bad job? Then I suddenly find myself jumping to the conclusion that I’m not a good enough mama and feel so guilty that I cannot get my baby to sleep.
But sometimes mama, there is no answer and that is totally okay. I have to tell myself this 100 times before believing it myself so I get it.
I know that sometimes you’re up for hours and sometimes don’t get enough sleep for days at a time. I want you to know this my fellow tired mama, though our energy may be depleted, our love for our babies will never be. And when that sun comes up too early tomorrow morning shining on our very cute, sweet little angel and well rested face, we will sigh, smile and think, ‘that was worth it’.
Yes mama, the exhaustion of motherhood is so very real. But know you are not alone and this won’t last forever.
Remember, we are strong mama. We’ve got this.
***I just want to give my amazing husband a shout out for letting me sleep in A LOT. I truly appreciate you and everything that you do for us. We love you!***