I was reading a post on one of my favorite blogs “The Hollywood Housewife”, and I found a post about her Favorite Newborn Items. The first paragraph of this post really struck home when she described the “fog” a mother of a newborn is in. As I kept reading, and she mentioned more about the different stages of said fog I totally related and wanted to share it with you. This post my dear readers is about the crazy brain a woman has as a mom. I am pretty positive I will be crazy the rest of my life, but nothing compares to looking back and realizing how think of a haze I have been walking around in this past year. I like to call this…The Baby Fog, and I am proud to say I think I am finally coming out of it!
Looking back I am amazed I made it through the first couple of weeks/months of motherhood. It was the most amazing experience, but lets be honest, you are sleep deprived and stressed. It no wonder I regularly left the house in my slippers thinking they were my shoes! But after a few weeks you begin to think “I totally got this!”. You leave the house and begin to feel like a human again. Has the fog begun to lift?
You may think so at the time but the answer is no! Not even close!
Then came the time to start giving my son solid food at around 5 months. This was a game changer for me. He was pretty much sleeping through the night, had a regular “early” bedtime, and were on what could be seen as a “schedule”. He took regular naps, and I began to feel much more rested. It was fantastic!
But you know what? It was nothing compared to where we are now. Now I know how much of a fog I was still in. How could you not be? You can’t recover from the lack of sleep that quickly. Now, I am done breastfeeding, my son is now sometimes sleeping till 7:30 or 8:00 am, and I so much more well rested! I think this is it! Do I finally have my brain back?
I think I do! The baby fog (although sometimes still there of course) is so small compared to a year ago. The zombie of a person I was a few weeks in is such a distant memory. I guess that’s how they get you to have more children? Not this girl yet though! I am enjoying myself so much these days. It’s amazing how much better I function with sleep! But I guess who doesn’t right?
So for all you new moms out there I promise there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You will again get to sleep I promise! You will again get your brain back in order, and you soon will begin to feel more like a human being.
And it’s wonderful!!!
Did you get of of the baby fog? If so when?