Motherhood

I’m wondering if I opperate better through out the day on less sleep than the average joe. When Jessica was waking up in the middle of the night and I would get 6 hours of sleep, I could function at a pretty high level all day, until about 9:30 – then I became a walking zombie, but I got my butt to bed.
Now that she’s been sleeping through the night, 12 or 13 hours at a time, I go to bed later but I get more sleep than I used to and I’m always tired.
Last night Jessica woke up at 8ish, after going to bed at 7, and after some convincing she went back to sleep only to wake up at 1 am and stay awake for an hour, screaming. This is new.
Then she woke up at 6:45 and just (JUST) went back to sleep for her morning nap at 8:45.
Normally she goes to bed at 7, wakes up between 7 am and 8:30 – eats breakfast and goes down for her morning nap, which is 2.5 to 3 hours. And my routine along with that is, I go to bed somewhere in between 10 and 12, wake up when she wakes up, nurse her, put her back down for her nap and I go back to bed for her nap too, most mornings.
But this morning, after getting less than the covetted 6 hours and being awakened by screaming, and kept awake by the screaming, I’m more functional now than I would have been at this hour yesterday with her sleeping for 12 straight hours.
I’m on some kind of sleep drug – they should market this, it’s called “Motherhood”.

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