Why Won’t Those Babies SLEEP?????
Once we decided to have kids, life changed – incrementally at first and then in large swings into uncharted territory. No matter what we thought kids and parenting were about, we were wrong. That’s the one thing no one really tells you. The moms tell you all about the cute parts like buying baby clothes and how they smell. The dads tell you all about the hard parts like lack of sleep and poopie diapers. But no one tells you that what you’re about to experience is so outside your realm of understanding that it’s not even worth trying.
Each phase ratchets upwards like some sort of rollercoaster from a planet where rollercoasters are a mode of transportation from the ground to the top of a high-rise building. At first, they hand you this newborn that does nothing but eat, sleep, and poop. You burp them a lot and hope that they’re ok because you have no idea what they need or want. My only thought was to keep moving forward every day. The jolt to my normal sleep pattern was severe. Just. Keep. Moving. Forward. READ MORE
I know someone about to have twins. I take that back. I know two people about to have twins. I know someone else about to have a boy. I’m reblogging this not because of the whole sleep talk. Which is always relevant. But also because of what she said about what you think you know about parenting and how that changes. When it comes to advice, especially regarding sleep, it is amazing what you hear! It is amazing how much of your ideas change once the baby is there, in your arms, and you aren’t sure where the smell is coming from.