Who coined this term, anyway?
Do they even know what babies sleep like?
We're one month out from delivering our fourth child, and I'm fully remembering what babies sleep like. Like every half hour needing food... or not sleeping at all.
I remember bringing home my first child, with him all wrapped up in blankets like a little burrito. We laid him in his cradle and smiled at him while he looked up at us, sucking on his pacifier. Then we turned out the light and climbed into bed. Why? Because we actually thought we'd sleep? Well, yeah... no one ever told us otherwise!
All night long. I was up ALL NIGHT LONG caring for that newborn infant who suddenly must've realized he wasn't swimming in his body-temperature little bubble anymore.
At least by my second, I was prepared for it. I set out movies and my laptop and books and made a fun night of it.
The worst is when people ask, "Is the baby sleeping through the night?" Um, hello? Have you ever been around a three-week old baby? Or they ask, "How's the baby sleeping?" Well... like a baby. Duh.
It really should be, "Sleep like a tired mother." I can tell you all about that. And how well my 4-year-old babysits above-mentioned toddler when I'm sleeping. (Very, very well.)
Sleepless nights, here I come.
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