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Hey Lovelies,

I’m burnt out y’all. I feel like that line in The Weeknd’s  song “Everybody ’round me sayin’ I should relax cause, I’ve been goin’ hard ’til my eyes roll back but”… I’ve been going full steam ahead since babe was born.  Sleeping 7 ish hours a night broken by 2-3 feeds the whole time. Blogging twice a week. Wrote a picture book. Posting on Fertility Matters site once a month. Trying to make more hours in the day to work on the historical fiction novel.

Annnnd I’m spent.

Mostly I think it’s the broken sleep that’s getting to me. THB I’m used to running in a million directions at once with my writing. But not sleeping. That’s a new one. I feel like such a whiner. I mean, duh, I’m tired. Aren’t all new parents? Shut up about it already. But I really, really can’t. I want to sleep so badly that it literally hurts.

But now it’s summer! Huzzah. Husband took 3 weeks off and we are gonna go to the west coast for some rest and relaxation. Well, as much as we can with a Bean Sprout. So, I will be pausing the blog for a few weeks while I focus on other pursuits. Searching for a publisher. Workin’ on my tan. Showing baby the tide pools.

This is necessary.

I have a fabulous guest post going up this Thursday about Donor Eggs: The difference between fresh and frozen, which you absolutely must check out, and then I’m off til August.

Much love and baby dust to all,

The Chicken

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10 thoughts on “Micro Post: Fatigue

  • July 18, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I think we all have a tendency to over extend ourselves and keep living the way we had when there are new things in our lives. Even though I’m not a parent I find it challenging to get everything I need to get done in a day without sacrificing sleep. Letting some things go is difficult but we need to recognize our limitations.

    Enjoy your vacation

    • July 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Agreed, it is certainly not just since becoming a parent that I do this. I tend to over extend as it is. I think i forget now that I cant just crash and sleep for a week once tasks are over lol. That’s been to my detriment.
      XOXXO,The Chicken

  • July 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Enjoy your rest! (Or rest relatively speaking). It’s so important for your health, creativity and sanity!

    • July 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      XOXXO, The Chicken

  • July 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Enjoy your break. I hope you get some sleep!

    • July 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      XOXXO, The Chicken

  • July 20, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Have a great break. And don’t discount the sleep deprivation. It’s terrible.

    • July 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you. It really, truly is.
      XOXXO The Chicken

  • July 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Oh wow! 7 1/2 hours sounds like bliss! Even though my guy is 2 now, he still wakes me up at night, at least once, and he doesn’t let me sleep in, even on the weekends! I hope your little one gets the whole sleep thing faster than my guy did. I totally understand how painful lack of sleep can be!!!

    • July 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      If only those 7.5 hours were un-interupted! He usually wakes at least once to feed. I sleep from 1030-2 and then 230-600. Sleeping in is a myth. Children do not actually believe in it lol
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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