A little scared.. ha

So the other night it dawned on me.. if I am tired from time to time NOW.. how will I ever survive once the baby comes? I know broken sleep messes sweet Moms up.. were you scared about this too? Do you just make it through? My husband is really sweet and reassures me often by saying "we will be fine and we can do it.." which I pray is true.. but were you worried about it too? Perhaps I am tired easily being preggo.. so maybe it's making it worse.. sigh. haha​

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    It is an adjustment for sure. And there were many a night when I had hardly slept and was in tears from sheer exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Some how some way your mom instincts kick in and you can do things you never could have done before. My advice, sleep when your baby sleeps. I was told that probably 100 times and at first it was hard bc I was soooo worried about her all the time. But in the end there are many nights napping with her during the day got me through the night. Make your hubs help! as much as you can, support each other in your hardest nights and just remember it doesn't last forever, Holly now at 8 months sleeps through the night. You adjust and you will get through.
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    11/19/13
    I laughed SO HARD at this lol. I could see something like this going down in our house.
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      Nope.. You're tired and you will remain tired and you will do everything just fine while being tired.

      Here's the real deal. Yes.. you're so frickin tired you can barely form sentences... you lose things, you don't even want to shower or pick up or touch your husband... And it can suck... But here's the deal... the GOOD part.. the part that no one tells you.. is that when you see that baby and have that baby.. no matter how tired you are.. You DON'T Freaking CARE... it won't matter, none of it.. You may not even KNOW how tired you are, cause' you're IN it and madly IN LOVE and no matter how little sleep you have or had.. the pure love and joy you have for your baby makes you not even notice it..

      You're just IN it... ANother deal? Yes, while my babies were babies.. I was tired and I knew I was tired.. but I didn't know how much until I wasn't so tired anymore.. make sense? ALL these moms talking about how tired they are/were... a lot of it is hindsight.. you look back and think, Holy Crap.. How did I DO that???? But you do it and you love it and yes, you'll wish your baby was sleeping more and you weren't so tired but it just doesn't matter...

      ALSO.. your tired NOW.. how you feel about everything now and you think .. how am I going to get up or care for the baby if I can't even rally to do the dishes???
      Here's how... Dishes suck. Your baby doesn't. There's a HUGE difference in getting up exhausted to get the baby for the 100th time and putting the laundry away..

      So there you have it.. You have NO idea how you will do it NOW.. but you will ... and when you look back you will have NO idea how you DID do it, but you did...

      So take a breather.. and I know people tell you that you think you know how much you will love that baby, but truly TRULY.. until you see and have that baby in your arms, you can't even begin to fathom or imagine the love that you will feel.. and tired won't matter at all.. Tired is a way of life.. Your baby will make it all worth it...
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      Sounds like wonderful advice. And Meg, I have full confidence being the strong, productive woman you are... You will figure it all out just fine!
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        Tessa
        My best advice sleep when the baby sleeps I don't care what time it is or what needs done. I know how exciting it is to have a new baby but take advantage of the nursery hours after labor and delivery you'll need that extra sleep for when you get home. And even though you'll be so tired your crying you'll make it threw it and you and your baby will be just fine. But I had my second daughter 11 1/2 months after the first and believe me there's nothing else like being that tired. When your husband works full time, you have one just getting mobile and a newborn it's hard. But anyone can do it as long as you want to.
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          I am a new Mama.. married to my sweet Husband! I am a barre3 addict and a Team Leader here on Moms.com! I feel so blessed to do what I love and live life with the ones who make it magical.