I'm sorry, I know it is very difficult. I don't have much help, and I have chronic insomnia so I never sleep. (Sleep when the baby naps? HA! I wish. I do try.) I don't know how old your baby is. But here is what I do... I shower first thing in the morning while my son plays in his crib or jumperoo. Or, heck, sometimes I sit him in the high chair and let him play with a toy and his sippy cup. I'm usually more alert when I look more alert. I also use the 5-hours energy shot in the morning, or on bad days. Rockstar Java drinks are the best thing ever. If I am unbelieveably exhausted, I pop in a kiddie movie, and lie down on the floor while my son plays. Sometimes just lying down and resting helps me feel more energized. It will get easier. Remember:"this too shall pass."
at 1:20 PM on Feb. 27, 2009