My word of the week for this week is:
Whilst the continuing sleep deprivation has been very trying (in one sense of the word), I’ve been trying hard to focus on the positives this week as I’ve been very mercurial over the past couple of weeks (and have noticed that Jessica has been more clingy and unsettled as a result). I’ve been trying to reduce my caffeine intake as I suspect my reliance on umpteen cups of coffee to counteract the sleep deprivation hasn’t helped with my irritability. So far, I think it’s been working – I’ve definitely had more patience this week despite not really having had much more sleep. I’ve also been trying to be offline more and not check my phone as often so that I’m not getting distracted from having quality time with my babies. They’ve both been much happier as a result and we have had some lovely moments – doing some painting with Jessica and just sitting on the floor and really focusing on time playing.
Hubby is off for the next few days so I am also looking forward to having some quality time together as a family. More sleep would be nice too, but I’ve resigned myself to the night-time snuggles and broken sleep for now and keep reminding myself that it will not last forever.
Linking in with Jocelyn at the Reading Residence for Word of the Week: