Sleep. It’s basically all parents think, talk and fantasise about. When Ebony was a newborn, I couldn’t actually believe how tired it was possible to get. I thought I’d experienced sleep deprivation before, but I was wrong. The sleep debt of a new parent is unlike anything else.
But then, at some point, things get easier. Your baby starts to sleep for longer stretches, and your body learns that sleep is never going to happen and adjusts to existing on tea and ginger nuts, and you start to feel human again.
In those early months, you look at your crying newborn and feel compassion. You want to stop the crying, to ease their pain, to get some sleep. But mostly, you want them to feel better.
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