Sleep deprivation sucks!

I had forgotten how debilitating sleep deprivation can be but boy am I feeling the effects of it today!

Our newborn, Enrique, was sleeping very well the first couple of weeks, waking only once a night to be fed. But the last couple of nights he has been waking three times a night to be fed – ouch!

My head hurts, I feel groggy and I haven’t even had the couple of drinks which would normally be the pre-cursor to those symptoms.

Hopefully it is only a growth spurt and he’ll settle back down to a more humane regime again soon. Otherwise expect the posts here to become even more garbled than usual!

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4 Responses to “Sleep deprivation sucks!”

  1. 1 liam

    Hi Tom,

    Congrats on the new arrival. You are doing pretty well on the sleep!!

    Our second son (9 months old) still won’t sleep through the night wakes maybe 2 – 3 times. He has bad colic, so we didn’t sleep for the first 10 weeks. After our first baby I invested in an espresso machine, I would recommend Java Republic Munkey espresso beans to clear the cob webs in the morning.

    Best of luck


  2. 2 Tom Raftery

    Thanks for the congrats Liam.

    Don’t worry, I know I am doing well – Tomás, our first son didn’t sleep properly until he was over 15 months old – he was a complete nightmare. In fact, the difficulties we had with him were the reason we waited so long before having another child!

    Hopefully Enrique will settle a bit soon and we won’t go through all that once more!

  3. 3 keith bohanna

    hiya Tom

    I had a smile on my face (the horrible kind) when I read the post – especially after you told me on Thursday last week about the uber-child who never woke up during the night.
    “Thats great Tom” I said to you. (Thats such a smug thing to say my sleep deprived mind thought!)

    And never mind the garbled posts – how about keeping the lawyers on retain to moderate them all for a couple of weeks ;-)


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