"Maybe the only 21 months of age separation between my kids is really taking a toll, or perhaps the lack of nap opportunities is it, but I feel like I'm going to physically fall apart."
This is how I felt a couple days ago. Slight fever, congested head, achy body, difficulty walking straight. If I didn't have sleep deprivation to blame, I would have put myself in the doctor's office, no question.
I totally agree with sleeping when the baby sleeps, but that advice is difficult to when ah toddler is around.
So, after registering at least a (body temp) degree more than usual, I put a drop off Theives oil blend in my water bottle and felt better right away.
Now all I need is an IV drip of espresso, and maybe I'll just have enough energy to keep from crying about fatigue one again.
Side note: my husband is a trooper for being my audience of one during these early weeks.