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My fourth baby is a month old. I’m officially a Mombie.
Since I was little, I’ve LOVED sleep. Being sleep-deprived does not fit me well — don’t mess with me around 3 p.m.! My other kids were relatively good sleepers, but this guy wants to eat or be held by me all day long. Don’t get me wrong, I live for the cuddles, yet my brain is turning to complete mush. If I don’t write everything down, I will forget what I’m doing all day.
While pregnant, I knew that my little guy was going to be a night owl. The minute 10:45 p.m. hit, he would start moving around in my belly like crazy. My late-night habits started a few months ago while he was keeping me up.
My odd hours have led to a bit of an online shopping addiction — and I don’t even remember making some of the purchases. I have become BFFs with the FedEx and UPS delivery people since I’m always finding some crazy deal. You always hear cautionary tales about Ambien leading to shopping addictions, but I think sleep deprived-parents might be in the same boat.
The downward spiral starts with late-night Facebook scrolling while nursing. It’s like Big Brother is always listening and waiting for the midnight hour to hit. (Side note, I’m also addicted to the show Big Brother…) I’ll see an ad for an AMAZING deal at a store and click over. I always tend to find great deals on items we must have, yet after ordering, I’ll completely forget it ever happened.
I tend to come up with shopping lists while I’m rocking in the glider and then Amazon Prime comes to the rescue. Is there anything more rewarding than NOT having to go to the store and getting a delivery in two days? Coconut oil? Amazon has it. New board book for the little guy? Amazon. It’s dangerous!
I thought this issue was just personal, but after a confession on Instagram stories the other day, I realized a lot of moms have this same personal issue. Luckily, my Mombie brain is still a bargain shopper…I haven’t purchased anything super- expensive. One of my friends did over $400 in damage on Amazon on Prime Day. Another friend signed up for two meal delivery services in one week. Yikes!
Solution: Put the phone down, Mama. Put it down!
Have you done anything crazy while sleep-deprived? Spill it!