Word of the Week – Trying

My word of the week for this week is:

WOTW14Whilst 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:

 

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12 thoughts on “Word of the Week – Trying

  1. I think a internet break is a must sometimes, I don’t want to regret not having quality time with my children because of a phone! Hope you have a lovely few days with your family x

  2. I hope that you will have a better sleep. Sleep deprivation just results to series of events that is not so nice. Coffee and gadget break is a must as I have read about its effect on our sleep or lack thereof. Goodluck =) #wotw

  3. I do find taking a break like that and fully concentrating on the children improves my patience, too, as I’m totally in the moment with them and enjoying it. Hope you have a lovely few days x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. I love your optimism and positive thinking. I was a rocking mess during our disturbing sleep patterns xx #wowt

  5. Lack of sleep affects my moods terribly so I fully understand how trying this is for you. I hope you can get some meaningful rest soon #wotw

  6. You seem very self-aware and this post has wisdom in it. Parenting can be a tough ride and make sure you are looking after yourself as much as you can – it is the only way you can look after the people you need to so look after you and the rest will change as you know

    1. Thank you – have to keep reminding myself that if I don’t look after myself too then I start getting grumpy and irritable and that just makes things worse all round

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