Sleep Deprivation

So I haven’t posted anything new in a while.  A lot has been happening, but I just really haven’t had time to sit down and write.  My 3 month old baby keeps me pretty busy, and unfortunately she is super fussy and not a very good sleeper, so I am pretty much a zombie most of the time.  At least I know what to be for Halloween!

I just finished my Psych rotation at the VA.  Although I enjoyed it, it is going to be nice to move on to something else.  It is hard to feel too bad for patients who say they can’t sleep at night but get, “Oh, about 7 hours on average.”  I don’t even remember what 7 straight hours of sleep feels like.  I used to think I needed 8-9 hours of sleep to function, but I’ve learned that you can make do with a lot less sleep than you think.  I wake up in the morning so tired and grumpy, but then I get Anika out of her crib and she is so smiley and cute that it instantly puts me in a good mood.  She’s probably the only thing that could make so happy to be sleep deprived.  I mean…look at this little cutie!!

Good morning, mama!

A few weeks ago I was so out of it when I got up to go feed her in the middle of the night that I walked right into the wall.  I went the whole day at the hospital seeing patients without realizing that I had white paint stuck on my glasses.  My husband had to point it out to me later that night.  Sigh.

Anyway, tomorrow I start my next rotation in Family Medicine.  I’m not looking forward to the clinic atmosphere, but I am sure I will still enjoy it.  Hopefully Anika will only wake up once or twice tonight (as opposed to 9 or 10 times like she has been averaging) so I can start off on a good note!

About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a Hospitalist in Nebraska. I live with my husband and three beautiful daughters. I hope you enjoy my blog!
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2 Responses to Sleep Deprivation

  1. maryalicecunningham says:

    It will get better! I promise! You are such a good momma!

  2. Karen says:

    This sure gave me a chuckle. I thoroughly commiserate. Such an adorable smile does make it all worthwhile. Sure do miss you all.

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