I'm so excited to have Valerie, from Chronicles of a Babywise Mom back to guest post today! (Val guest posted here back in October when she shared A Beginner's Guide To Childhood Chores and it is worth checking out if you missed it the first round!)
There I was, laying on the floor next to the baby swing. I was close to tears. My first baby was only a week old and I was desperate for him to fall asleep. I didn't want much. It was the middle of the night. I just wanted a bit of sleep. I had many nights that I was literally awake all night long because he would not fall asleep. The whole night. The child fought sleep with every ounce of his being, even as a newborn. Sleeping like a baby? Ha! Boy did I have a shock. He was not a sleeper like many newborns are. Nope. He seemed to hate sleep.