Savvy Stories chapter 3 Post Monday October 14, 2013

 

I couldn’t fall back to sleep after waking up for a middle of the night feeding. Not at first. But you develop some pretty good systems after a while. Defense systems. Self preservation. Because it turns out that you can die from lack of sleep faster than a lack of water. It’s true. Many new dads have been hospitalized for that very thing. Or should have been. They’re zombies. You see ‘em at work, they are just going through the motions. They aren’t organized yet. They don’t have a system.

Aside from every shirt I owned having a spit-up stain on the shoulder, the other system I had was one where I could quickly and efficiently get the feeding routine going and fall asleep in the rocking chair glider. Tracie had loaned it us from when she had her first kid. Another one of those godsend gifts my wife was smart enough to say yes to while I was like, what do we need that ugly thing for? While Savvy ate and then took her 20 minutes upright digestion time, I semi-snoozed in the glider. After all, there was no sense in both of us being awake, was there?

But that didn’t last.

I realized that there was maybe something to be gained from those dark hours of the night, when it was just my little girl and me, and sometimes the dog; but usually he stayed upstairs and slept with Michele.

 

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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