By Brenda L. George • December 16, 2017•Writers in Residence, Law School, Other Law School Issues, Issues, Balancing Private and Professional Life, Other Issues
I stayed up until midnight writing a paper. As I was writing, I was intermittently caring for my two week old son and my two and a half year old son. My oldest had a hard time getting to sleep tonight (of course!) and we were in and out of his room until 10 p.m. My youngest was sleeping - the newborn life! Every time I looked over at him sleeping I thought about the classic advice you get when you have a baby: "sleep when the baby sleeps." Yeah, I would have loved to do that instead...but law school calls. After completing my paper, I went to sleep for a couple of hours. Here I am now, going on almost three hours of newborn awake time (it's 4:45 a.m.). I'm so tired. That kind of tired that if you closed your eyes for a second longer you might fall over, dead asleep. The kind of tired that makes you irritable. Fingers crossed this little guy goes to sleep again soon and double fingers crossed my toddler sleeps in past 7 a.m. In case I haven't mentioned it before, this is hard!
Bright side: My paper is done! One more final until I get a small break.