Friday, August 5, 2011


To say that having a newborn is a challenge is a huge understatement. It should be easy considering that all they do is eat, sleep and poop. Unfortunately, this cycle repeats all hours of the day and all hours of the night until they are no longer infants. My babies would nurse and promptly spit-up all over themselves. So, I would need to change their clothes with them screaming bloody murder the whole time. Then, they would only sleep in my arms with my husband running a blow-dryer nearby.

Eventually, they would fall into a deep enough sleep to be laid down and then they would poop, necessitating a diaper change and another outfit change. More screaming would ensue. By this time, they would be hungry again and the cycle would start anew. Delirium set in after many nights of this strange infant behavior and I always felt drained. This makes sense because newborns suck the life out of you, ounce by ounce, through your nipples.


  1. I didn't breastfeed but you are still so tired:):)

  2. In reference to nipples, these can be attached to your body or to a bottle. Breastfeeding isn't what makes you tired, waking up 17 times a night is what makes you tired!