Before I became a mother, getting enough sleep (I’m talking about more than 8 hours continuous sleep here) was not on my high priority list. I sleep like more than 10 hours on Fridays leaving the household chores undone for the next few days. Until someone little named Derelle came over. She taught me what Friday mornings are all about. For the past two years, I always say “She’s asleep, I can get something done, finally…” And that includes even a one hour nap.
I reach home from work around 7pm everyday. Put her to sleep at 9pm. So what happened to the 2 hours in between? Those two hours cover my:
- Bonding moments with her.
- Tidying up the bedroom.
- Preparing her dinner.
Once she’s asleep, I’ll be able to do whatever I have to do at home. Normally, I find myself free from my second shift at around 11pm. And that also depends on the TV shows that I really love to watch. I feel bad if I don’t get to watch Pinoy Big Brother hahaha! PBB is aired here at 11pm while The Buzz is at 11:30 on Sundays (that’s today).
So who do you think deprives me from sleeping till my back aches? My daughter Derelle or my fave TV shows? Hahaha!
Btw, I still get up for midnight feeding, literally get up and make her milk. Sometimes she would even ask for it – again at around 4am.
Now tell me…. is it motherhood that is depriving me from getting a goodnight sleep or is it my addiction to TFC? :p