You are home from the hospital with your baby. For months you’ve contemplated what combination of characteristics she might have—your husband’s eyes, your own intellect? Never once did you imagine that you would have a baby who didn't sleep.
Instead of sleeping, this baby lies in her crib and screams bloody murder. If and when she occasionally falls asleep, she seems to wake only an hour or two later—just as you are starting to feel human again. It’s a situation that is upping your blood pressure, your stress hormones and your guilt. It’s stressing your peace of mind, your marriage and your relationship with baby, too.
You are so very exhausted that you can smell it.
All you need is a good night’s sleep. It will put your problems into perspective and remind you that this little goo bag is worth all the trouble. And it may even renew your interest in that man (formerly known as Loverboy) who still seems to share your house.