My six-month-old little girl is on a new kick where she screams pretty much all night long. My husband is wonderful, but there's only so much he can do. After a week of us both not sleeping, I headed to my Mom and Dad's house, because my mom is the ultimate Grandma and can give me a break while I can take a shower, and my husband can get some needed sleep.
This morning, my mom found me sobbing as I stood over my baby's crib, as I was just overwhelmed and frustrated by this whole experience. She swept in, picked up my baby, fed her and let me sleep for a few hours.
Later, I was in the car with my baby in the back seat. She was finally sleeping, and in the midst of all these emotions I heard your voice, saying "one day you will miss this craziness." And I remember you talking about women who have lost their children in accidents. That's when I said to myself that I was lucky to only have a crying baby, and this too will pass.
Thank you for reminding us new moms that we are not alone!
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