One of the hardest parts of being a new mom is the middle of the night feedings. I'm the kind of person who loves my sleep...I need my sleep. Being woken up in the middle of the night to feed and calm a crying baby can be a challenge. On top of that, I'm a light sleeper and every little noise Liam makes wakes me up. AND I'm constantly having dreams where I'm nursing Liam which only confuses me when I wake up to a hungry baby at 4am. Wait, didn't I just feed you??? [Thank God for the Baby Connect app for my iPad, otherwise I'd be totally lost]
The funniest thing that's happened to me so far is that I will wake up trying to nurse my pillow. I'll have my trusty little pillow grasped close to my chest and I'll really think it's my baby... Until I open my eyes and realize it's not. Whoops! I'm not alone either. My friend, Tati, who had her baby just two days before I did, has done the same thing.
Any other mamas do weird things from sheer exhaustion in those early weeks with a new baby? I'd love to hear about it...so I know I'm not the only crazy one.