(Real answers from Real moms who did this and confessed)
- You know you are sleep deprived when you are changing LO's diaper and put the dirty one back on and throw the clean one away...
- You know you are sleep deprived when you put a kurig pod in the bottle warmer.
- You know you are sleep deprived when LO finally falls asleep on your bed in just a way that leaves you no room to sleep...
- You know you are sleep deprived when you go through McDonald's drive through, pay for the food, then drive off without the food.
- Was in the drive thru line up at Starbucks and I forgot to order!
- You put baby formula in the blender instead of your shake mix. Thankfully, you catch it before the process of blending begins....
- You get up to pee but walk into the nursery to nurse/rock your baby back to sleep.... But she's sleeping. You realize what you've done and slowly tip toe out praying you didn't just wake her up and as soon as you shut her door she starts crying so you cry.
- You put salt in your coffee instead of sugar. Yuck!
- You put the OJ in the cupboard.
- Gladware of cooked veggies in with the plates.
- iPhone in the fridge.
- You know you are sleep deprived when you forget to put the filter in the nose Freida before sucking out the boogies!
- You stick the ice cube tray in the refrigerator instead of the freezer.
- You start the Keurig without a coffee cup, spilling coffee all over the counter.
- You can't seem to get your nursing camisole clipped so you rip it off "hulk" style.
- You are freaking out because you look around the room and have no idea where baby is. Then realize she's nursing on your boob!
- You get soaked with pee while nursing and change the baby but forget to change yourself and go back to bed.
- You try to make a bottle and you put the bottle together then dump the formula all over the top and make a huge mess....don't notice it and feed baby warm water and can't figure out in the morning why there is a pile of formula on counter!
- I forgot to put a diaper on the baby after changing her and put her to bed with no diaper on.
- When you go outside with your toddler and are talking with the neighbors when you suddenly panic and frantically say you have to go cuz you forgot the baby in the house....everyone stares at you for a minute then you realize why...the baby is strapped to your chest in the carrier. Then bust out in tears.
- When you put in a load of laundry, wash it, dry it, and take it out told fold it and it stinks. Then you realize you forgot the detergent and have to rewash and dry it.
- You are sleep deprived when you dump your freshly pumped milk in the sink instead of the bag you just prepared. Then you cry because you spent the last 30 minutes for nothing.
- I once forgot to put bottles on the end of my pump and pumped into my lap for 20 min! That was sad too.
- You are sleep deprived when you put hair gel on your toothbrush instead of toothpaste and don't realize it till you've been brushing.
- When you try to make coffee but put the milk in the pantry and the coffee in the fridge.... The your other kids are freaking out cause there's no milk for cereal. And then.... You realize you never even drank your coffee.
- Ha ha when you are sporting massive bruises everywhere on your body because you’re too tired and clumsy. Have a huge knot on my hip because I ran into a drawer pull out knob...
- You pump without attaching bottles!
- You bend over after pumping and spill all the milk you just pumped all over the floor.
- You don't even remember how you got to work but you're there lol.
- You shower with your socks on.... I'll never live that down lol.
~Tracy Spackman and Her Sleep Sisters
Tracy Spackman is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach. She does personal sleep consultations and runs the Sleep Sisters Facebook group where all these answers are from.
Tracy Spackman 602-524-7610