7 Real Tips for Dealing with Sleep Deprivation

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5. Get a T-shirt made that says “I have a newborn! Please don’t judge me!

 That way, when you go out in public, no one will look at you and wonder if you have a mirror in your home. Totally kidding… kind of.

6. If you don’t have a coffee maker, BUY ONE!

There will be days when coffee may be your only means of survival. If you are breastfeeding, try to keep it to one cup a day so you won’t irritate your baby’s tummy.

7. Ask for maid service as a baby shower gift.

Yes, they say to nap when the baby naps — but that’s hard when you have dishes to clean, laundry to fold, toilets to scrub, etc. Sooooo, ask family members if they could get you a maid for the first month or two after you have your baby, instead of buying baby shower gifts. Then you can actually nap when the baby naps!

Like I said earlier, the great news is that your baby won’t wake up every 2 hours forever! It’s just a season and it goes by quicker than you think it will. So hang in there. You’ll make it through! And maybe just apologize to your significant other in advance for your mental instability after the baby is born.

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