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So Sleep Deprived, I Turned Into A Zombie

by Shelly

When my son was just 2 weeks old, I heard him crying so I got up to feed him. I made the bottle, sat in the recliner, and proceeded to rock and feed him.

Well, I ended up falling asleep with him in the recliner. I was so unaware of how tired I was until I woke up the next morning in the same spot I was in last night. In the recliner with my son.

I vaguely remember changing diapers and making bottles. It was really blurry. I don't remember getting up either. I'm just glad nothing bad happened like me dropping him or something. I'm also glad it never happened again.

I don't know if it was severe sleep deprivation or if it was something else but it scared me not to remember hardly anything that happened. I never napped when my son was napping because I feared something would happen to him while i was sleeping. My fiance, the dad, worked over nights so I was also getting up with him throughout the night. So i was barely getting any sleep at all.

But it got better when he got older and started sleeping for longer periods of time. And now he's to the point of sleep all night. I am still sleep deprived but not as bad.

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