Ah, yes, the piece of advice you hear the most often: sleep when the baby sleeps! The cleaning, cooking, eating, showering, shopping, dogwalking, cuddling, bill-paying, appointment-keeping, visiting, driving, and caring for elders or other children can definitely wait.

I LOVE sleep. I could sleep for ten hours a day. How did I make it out of that stage alive?! I’ll never know. Somehow, we did, but I honestly couldn’t tell you how.