After Liberata was born, I suddenly couldn’t understand half(+) of what people were saying. I’m a quiet person who likes being in the quiet. Patrick is overwhelmingly loud 90% of the time, and, suddenly, I couldn’t hear or understand him. I chalked it up to sleep deprivation and lots of pain pills.

WELL… It turns out I was onto something. Last month, when I took baby to see an ENT, they had all of these fun ENT facts posted everywhere. Lo and behold, one of those facts said that sleep deprivation can cause hearing loss.

So, there you have it, folks: my children took my prized hearing (and I have damaged eardrums, so, the fact that I could hear was actually a point of pride for me). Maybe it’s a good thing. I can’t be [as] irritated by things that I can’t hear, right?