Infants, you guys. They're real pains in the butt, I tell you. With their neediness, and their crying, and their keeping odd hours. They really know how to mess up a person's life. I mean, seriously, who stays up from midnight to 3 a.m. and expects you to hang out with them? So rude.
After recently giving birth to daughter Paislee, Taylor Halbur, Adam Lind's baby mama, is realizing that Anne Geddes has perpetuated a gross misrepresentation of what newborns are actually like. When they're not lying in a giant pile of yarn balls with butterfly wings on, they're screaming. Really loudly.
On September 12, a tired and frustrated Halbur tweeted: "Little misses sleeping pattern needs to change. This being wide awake from midnight til 3am just doesn't work." And I feel her. Being awake from 12 to 3 doesn't work for most. Except babies. So the only thing to do is just go with it. Going to bed each night, hoping things are going to be different, and praying that tonight's the night I'm going to get some sleep! is a bad idea. Because, odds are, it ain't gonna happen, mama.
Just go with the flow, Taylor. Accept it. It isn't going to be your life forever; your baby will eventually sleep for longer stretches of time, and then eventually through the night. But getting irritated and annoyed in the process truly only makes things worse. I know it's easier said than done, but just try.
And despite it being such a cliche to say, there will come a time when you miss this. Crazy, I know.
Did you get frustrated when your baby would get up at night?
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