There. I said it. Caelan sleeps. Refrain from throwing things at me until I say the next bit…
He sleeps a LOT. AND I have to wake him. Often.
Now you may throw something at me.
Having a newborn is fraught with so many obstacles. Feeding, sleeping, settling. And somewhere in there you need to pee.
The thing is, I feel I have to apologise every time I mention to someone – especially a new mum – that my new baby sleeps. How dare I get a baby who is text book down a 10 second window! I know that the new mum is struggling, I have been there before. It’s not my fault Caelan takes Easy Baby to a whole new level though.
If I mention he sleeps – because, inevitably everyone will ask about sleep – I am often asked how I did it, or aren’t I lucky, or told that I need to appreciate it now. Even worse, they ask me what’s wrong with him.
Why should I have to be so reserved about singing his graces? I wish that people celebrated the fact he is his own person. Enjoy the fact that I am doing alright. I certainly am filled with empathy when a new mama is stressed to the max and her eyeballs are hanging at her knees. I have been there, believe it or not. I do get it. And I will happily take that mama’s baby for an hour or two if she needs so that she can get some sleep. Or just listen to her if she needs an ear to bend.
Caelan has thrown other obstacles my way, and so while the sleep may be the envy of every mother reading “Baby Love”, I am still struggling with feeding and weight with him.
However his sleep is the least of my worries, and that is ok with me. He is easy for now. He’ll probably change. And I’ll probably whinge and bitch and moan about it at some point.
Now excuse me, I have to go wake the sleeping baby.