Signs of Sleep Deprivation

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Leaving the hob on all afternoon.

Then putting a plastic tupperware box down. On the hob.

I have no idea how to clean melted plastic. Maybe I'll just stop using that hob.

Waking from a thick, black, unplanned sleep to find the baby lying where I'd left her on my chest, her fat cheeks cold to the touch. I've never felt panic like it. Seeing her wriggle, then realising that Fin had been awake and alert and watching over us the whole time, did nothing to stop my hands shaking.

Falling asleep at the wrong moment has never been so terrifyingly easy.

Watching a High School Musical spin-off from start to finish because I couldn't summon the energy to change the channel.

Secretly enjoying it.

Image: Natalia on Flickr

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  1. Oh gosh the falling-asleep episode sounds like it was terrifying.

    (My contribution in solidarity: I totally accidentally rinsed two breast-pump nodule-things down the drain because I didn't remember putting them to soak in the bowl I dumped out.)

  2. Oh yes! Those cosy 'baby sleeping on your chest' moments and it's impossible to not fall asleep. Glad you are home. Lots of love to all three x

  3. Oh I've got an anchor icon! I like it.

  4. I remember how terrifying it was to be that tired. A & I used to sleep just like that picture above only he'd lay length wise across my chest. I didn't know how else to do it, I was terrified of all of the sleeping options. I still sometimes start awake in the middle of the night with the urgent need to check if he's still breathing.

  5. So glad to hear from you and ALL the hugs. (This too shall pass. Eventually.)