There are things I forget in between and around the entrance of babies.

I forget that the lack of sleep causes me to forget words often and not remember the punch lines to jokes.  This morning I struggled with the difference between sale and sell and yesterday I wrote “he was a welcome sign” rather than sight.

I forget about the feeling of waking up to feed her, only to fall back asleep before I do and in the midst, dreaming that I already have.

I forget that I am very plugged in to social media right now, as I spend a lot of time sitting in a rocker, nursing.  As the evening progresses, however, I try to stock pile Instagram and blog checks for the 3am feeding.

I forget that I have a lot of time to read right now(in about 7 minute increments), also rocking in this chair.  Some of the best books I’ve ever read have been a companion to nursing one of my babies.

I forget that I feel burdened by constantly putting her needs above everything else but if I’m away from her for too long, my arms begin to ache for her.

And I forget that if she’s’ not in them, I walk around, with a constant nagging suspicion that i’m forgetting something.

-smk

2 Comments on Things I forget

  1. Amy
    July 19, 2016 at 1:55 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! The sleep deprived baby brain! I had it bad with both of my kids! I feel like I STILL get it more often than I would like to admit. It’s embarrassing to not be able to come up with the right word in a conversation! How many times is she needing to eat through the night?

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    • kate.j.miley@gmail.com
      July 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm (1 year ago)

      ughh…I know. a mom-casulty.
      I’m getting up with her 1-2 times a night. She’s a good baby 🙂

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