April 23, 2006
A day that threatens to crush us.
We know you're trying really hard to sleep through the night, but it seems like I've been listening to you wail and whine and scream for a full 24 hours now.
You woke up about 1230 last night, and despite our conviction that we would let you cry it out, it was much, much harder than I thought it would be
Your baby's cry has a.. visceral effect on you as a parent, it's something that's almost impossible to shut out or ignore. When it goes on for hours and hours in the darkness, there's nothing for you to... cling to.
Lying in the bed, I'm willing you to subside. I'm willing you to relax, to take a deep breath, to realise that the world's not going to end if you just lie down and rest your head and be quiet for five seconds it will be ok and you'll go to sleep and everything will be fine.
Of course the next day and everyone's frazzled and you can't figure out why your mum and dad aren't their usual high-energy selves.
We've got you down for your afternoon nap, I think I might go have one too...