Weeks 9 & 10: Zombie Mom

“Sleeping when the baby sleeps” is key to survival in the first few months. The problem comes when your baby doesn’t sleep:

I feel ya, sister. 

Weeks 9 and 10 sort of blurred together for me; they were fun AND sleep-deprived. Our girl’s two-month vaccinations really took a toll on her sleeping and eating patterns. The past seven days, Suzianne only slept in two-hour spurts, was cranky and not eating as much.

When baby don’t sleep, momma and tea cup poodle don’t sleep:

I’ve spent weeks 9 and 10 shuffling around in a just-barely-functional haze. BUT! I did make it ON TIME to my first lunch date (this is Rakelle and her baby girl):

I attended DC FLACKS happy hour for the first time in three months:

I forced my child to take a nap in the Baby Bjorn because momma really needed some Starbucks:

I got a hair cut. Please ignore the roots, they get taken care of tomorrow:

I even reached my Nike+ Fuel Band goal yesterday! (Dave and Suzianne gave it to me for Mother’s Day):

They say you get used to not sleeping.

They are morons.

True, I had a good couple of weeks, but I honestly don’t remember all the details because my brain wasn’t working.

And just when I thought I could not take anymore sleepless nights, Suzianne seems to have turned a corner. THANK THE LORD. Because we are San Diego bound on Monday and I need my happy, easy-going baby back:

Speaking of travel, thanks so much to all of you who have commented here and on Facebook with your infant travel tips!

I will try my best to make you proud. But if I don’t, I know you will enjoy reading about my misadventures anyway…


3 thoughts on “Weeks 9 & 10: Zombie Mom

  1. Ok, you have to tell me more about this electronic wrist monitor that Dave and Suzianne gave you. Is this so you can not run away in a moment of Mommy haze?

  2. Oh yes!!! Reading your blog is déjà vu for me 🙂 I never got use to it. People who say that are crazy!! It will get better :))) keep up the sleeping little girl!!!

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