Sleep Deprivation

27 03 2008

It’s no wonder that people use sleep deprivation as torture. Being a new dad is a wonderful thing – I love my son more than I ever thought possible. And my wife and I have a bond that we never had before. But the lack of sleep has been a challenge to say the least. It seems that lack of sleep has been the main source of conflict between my wife and me over the past two months – whether sleep is the issue we argue about or whether we’re arguing because we’re just tired. And when you’re tired you’re inhibitions don’t work right and arguments can escalate. Needless to say, you find out a lot about yourself when you haven’t gotten enough sleep. You find out, among other things, how selfish of a person you can be.

But last night was revolutionary. Sam only woke up once at 2 am to eat, and he slept the rest of the night. Hopefully this keeps up. I find that I’m a much better person in general when I get a decent amount of sleep.

Yay for sleep.

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3 responses

27 03 2008
Adam

I know what you mean. It’s brutal. Absolutely brutal. But it does change – I hope last night was the beginning of change for you guys and your sleep.

I’m glad you’re enjoying Sam – it’s such a wonderful thing.

31 03 2008
Jon Hicks

HALPIN! Congrats, DAD! What a handsome little man. I am soooo happy for you guys. If you get a chance write me on my email and let me know how things are going. I’m praying for some sleep for both of you. Give you wife my best as well. God is good.

3 04 2008
Brooke Moore

When you’re more rested, come back to Emergent gatherings! 🙂

Wishing sleep for both you and Shari…

~Brooke

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