Over the last week, there were multiple nights were I did get over 7 hours of sleep. It was broken sleep because I still had to wake up to feed my baby but according to my Fitbit, I did manage to get around 7- 8 hours total.
So then why am I still tired when I wake up in the morning and all day?
I think there is something called “Mom tired”. It can apply to dads too (I’m not trying to be discriminatory at all).
It’s this feeling that no matter how much rest you get, no matter how much time to yourself you get, you will always be tired. Coffee helps but only to a certain point.
What is it about having kids that does make you tired permanently? I always had bags under my eyes but now I think they are there for life. Nothing is going to help this mess on my face.
And you are on their schedule. That means, you probably won’t be able to sleep until they do and you have to be as active as they are while they are awake.
Somehow, you power through it every day. You do as much as you can. You spend the time with your kids and be as involved in their in lives as you can. And, of course, as soon as they are asleep, you know you should go to sleep but it’s the only alone time you’ve had all day so you stay up a little bit later than you should (which probably doesn’t help the bags).
I’m assuming being tired all day is something that will eventually go away when the kids become older and sleep all night.
But until then, more coffee to me.