The results of this predicament, at least in my case, have been quite hysterical at times.
For example, just this early morning, I think around 2am, I woke up surrounded by multiple small sleeping children. I rolled out of bed and picked up who I thought was Gregory. Tucked him into his crib and turned to crawl back into bed, too tired to remove any more of the sleeping bed hogs. As I slipped back into bed I realized I was snuggling back into bed with the actual Gregory. Just as I was getting back up to figure out who I had tucked into Gregory's bed Jaclynn woke up in the crib very irritated and confused. How in the world did I confuse her with a newborn?
Here are a few other examples of what my lack of sleep has done recently and in the past.
- Filling my coffee filter with oatmeal instead of coffee grinds
- Driving away from my house on the phone only to loose the call a couple houses down the street because I was on my home phone and not my cell
- Arriving at moms club one morning I was looking for my cell phone and found that I had instead packed my home phone into my diaper bag.
-Upon finding a pacifier to calm a fussy baby I quickly tried shoving it into Steven's mouth. Don't really know what I was thinking with that one!
-Cut Steven's dinner up into teeny tiny pieces and didn't realize it until I got a very confused look from him as he sat to eat dinner.
-Attempted to diaper a newborn with a size 5 diaper
But the worst so far has to be when I actually forgot my baby's name. Yes, I am very embarrassed to even admit it, but I did. Just a few days after Gregory was born I was talking to somebody at church who wanted to meet our newest little addition.
"What is his name?" she asked.
And for what seemed like an eternity I starred blankly at her with a very deer in the headlights kind of look. In my head I was thinking,"I have no idea! This is horrible!"
Then thankfully I shouted out "Gregory Mark Zuniga!"
I don't think she was expecting the full thing but since I had paused so long and felt so ridiculous that is just what came spewing out. It was obvious that for a moment I was searching my brain for what we had named our sweet new baby and she was very uncomfortable!
I can't be the only one who has done wacky things with little to no sleep right?