New moms often complain of being tired. Dealing with some sort of sleep deprivation is like a right of passage.
My first child slept like a dream. He started sleeping through the night at about 3 months. This is not the case for my second son. He's now 10 months old and no one has gotten a decent night's sleep since he arrived. Good thing he's cute!
But I've tried to make the best out of my sleepless hours by catching up on things that are important to me. I've listened to a few good books on tape. I also had a chance to write those thank you notes for all the new baby gifts we received.
But by far the best thing I've done is work out a small yoga routine. Just a few moves that relieve stress and put me back in the mood to go back to sleep. I know, it must sound crazy that I'm in my living room doing yoga at 3:30 in the morning. But trust me, this is something that I enjoy and it makes me feel good.
I do try to catch a nap in the day when my baby takes his mid morning nap and my older son is in preschool. People will always tell you to try and nap when the baby naps. Do it. Those dishes can wait.
I'm not sweating the sleepless nights quite yet. Yes, I'm tired but I know from experience that these days will not last long.
Moms, what do you do when your baby just won't get to sleep in the middle of the night?