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The dad machine – First month

How is that possible? I considered myself to be more or less a grumpy person. Like the Hulk I needed a trigger to get me grumpy. For me this was bad or to few sleep. It was no fun meeting me in the early morning when I was still tired. The whole day though I could accomplish almost nothing. I was very afraid that the baby would cost me much sleep and therefore make me grumpy and turn me into a zombie for weeks. I read and heard that women actually need less sleep in this time to survive this period, but me as a father? I’m totally surprised that even I seem to turn into a machine. I sleep definitely less than before and this precious hours are cut into small pieces. Nevertheless I’m still alive and not even a bit grumpy. Tired of course, but still capable of thinking straight and in a much better mood than I had expected. I see that I’m functioning, running from task to task like a machine. The private time and time to recover got pretty reduced as we have to change diapers, feed and take care more than I expected. Still, I’m optimistic enough to hope that I will be able to continue surviving with the amount of sleep I’m getting.

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