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
If you are enjoying this Savvy Stories eBook, you can own it now through Amazon dot com for your Kindle, Barnes & Noble dot com for your Nook, and Smashwords dot com for your Apple ipad, Sony, or any other eReader!