You, however, know you are in the throes of sleep deprivation when you wake up at 3am to pump, walk downstairs with your freshly pumped milk and begin to assemble the parts for sterilization only to realize not all of the parts fit in the bag, necessitating two rounds of bag-microwaving. I would have to stay downstairs for an additional three minutes to get through Round Two of bottle sterilization. I was almost brought to tears last night at the idea of an extra three minutes preventing me from getting to bed sooner.
Three minutes. That is how important sleep is when it feels like you are getting none. Argh.