When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I asked my brother-in-law what he thought of parenthood. He compared it to torture. He was joking, but I have to say, the lack of sleep does give some validity to the parenting=torture department. The day in, day out of not getting enough sleep takes a toll. A recent study says that new parents miss out on six months of sleep in the first two years!
With baby number two on the way, I was hoping to catch up on my sleep debt, and be refreshed and rested. But since Nate has transitioned out of his crib, he has been getting up between 3:30 and 5:30 AM.
The sleep debt is piling up! By my numbers, I need to make up about 1,800 hours in lost sleep. So if I go to bed nice an early tonight and sleep through to right before the baby is born in the first week of October, I should be all caught up.
I better pick up some Sominex.