Painting by Becky Gleason
For three days and nights, the baby has had a particularly hard time with reflux. On the worst night, I had about 1 hour of sleep, and that was taken in 20 minute chunks. Last night was better. My husband was able to help out and the baby was in less pain. It was heavenly. I only woke up three times! Why then, am I still so tired? I feel more tired now than I did before I slept! It's as if I reminded my body of what it was missing, and now it can't get enough. If I could, I would spend the entire weekend curled under the blanket. "Wake me for meals," I'd say. "But only if it includes chocolate."