When I was pregnant everyone always told me, "Sleep while you can because once the baby is here you won't get any."  I always laughed it off.  Of course I 'd get some sleep, how much work is a tiny baby.  Well, now my viewpoint is 'Sleep is for the weak!  Moms don't have time for that."

I didn't think I'd have much of a problem with a baby.  I'm good at organizing, following directions, and I read every parenting book I could find.  Plus, any and everybody who I came across had some kind of advice for me.  Advice on feeding, diaper rash, and getting your baby to sleep through the night.

While all this was nice, it was a totally different story once my baby boy was here.  There is nothing that can prepare you for what lies ahead.  Not all babies are the same, so while something may work for one, it may not work for another.

One thing I was warned about time and time again was sleep deprivation.  When my Phoenix was a baby, I'd look forward to the 4am feedings.  The house would be silent and me and my son would have our one on one bonding time.  I was sure that as he grew older I'd get to sleep through the night.

Nope!  These past few days are a reminder of how little sleep moms get.  Friday my son  was complaining of stomach pain so I stayed up most of the night worrying and making sure he was ok and that he didn't need to go to the doctor.

I then had to be up bright and early Saturday to work a full day.  As soon as I get home I see that my son still isn't feeling well.  As I kneel down to check on him, I get showered with vomit!  Oh yes, so now I have to clean my son, myself, my carpet and my sofa.

This continued through the night.  Around 1am, I am returning to bed to hopefully get a few winks and I notice my hubby sound asleep without a care in the world.  I'm sure that there are dads who love helping out, but in my house my son always looks to me for comfort.  But it would be nice to know that my hubby is just as sleep deprived as I am.  Nonetheless, I decide to let it go!  At least one of us is sleeping peacefully.  Just as I lay my head down, a little voice is calling out to me.  Yup another trip to the restroom.

This time as I returned to bed I decided to wait a little bit before I got comfortable.  You know just in case.  Well before I knew it it was 3:30 and not a peep.  So I decided to go to sleep.  It felt like my eyes just closed before the alarm went off.  It was 6:00 and I had to be up!

The day was well, not a complaint from my baby.  As bed time rolled around, I was exhausted.  And then I hear it!  My husband caught whatever my son had and he is even a bigger baby then my 4 year old!

So I say who needs sleep!  This super mom can handle anything that comes her way.  For all you who don't have children just remember, advice is good but each baby is different so it might not always work!  And of course, enjoy your sleep while you can because once your kiddos make their grand entrance, you will soon be sleep deprived!

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