Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Saturday October 12, 2013

 

Sleep? With a new baby I the house? Oh, you’ll sleep, but you won’t get 8 straight hours anymore for a while; and it turns out that 4 hours sleep plus 4 more hours sleep doesn’t equal 8, it equals two bad partials. Some of them aren’t even 4 hours, and depending on when the interruptions occur, you may be so close to your wake up time that it’s just not worth it to try to go back to sleep. Or you can’t, which is usually what happened to me.

Our kid had a slight reflux problem. That’s not uncommon in newborns, the doctor tells us; sometimes their esophagus muscle isn’t fully developed yet, and it can’t always close fully. Give your kid a bottle and lay her down, and you’ll be seeing all that formula again real soon. And that means turning on lights and waking up enough to clean up the mess.

Nobody wants that.

You’ll do it the first few times, and then you’ll be so sleep starved that you’ll learn to give the kid a bottle in the dark while still being 80% asleep. And when you can pull that off, returning to sleep after the feeding is a real possibility.

Screw that up with a projectile vomiting session and you are REALLY screwed.

Plus, you probably have to feed her again.

Oh, the horror…

Come back tomorrow for the next installment of Savvy Stories chapter 3

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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