Before I had my first baby, I prepared myself not to sleep for the first four months. I don't know why, but "four months" was the time frame in my head that made sense.
Four YEARS later, I'm realizing just how naive I was, "Oh silly idealistic first-time mom! How sweet, really."
If you're a parent, you know that you're always waking up. For one reason or another, from the moment your baby is born until they turn eighteen (I've been told).
If they're not hungry, it's their teeth.
If it's not their teeth, they have a cold.
If it's not a cold, it's a bad dream.
If it's not a bad dream, it's the thought of maybe even having a bad dream.
Or they're thirsty. Or hungry.
Or IF they are finally sleeping well - you won't.
You'll have insomnia. You'll need to pee. You'll be up worrying about that thing that was bugging you that you shouldn't be thinking about - but you are.
You'll have a song stuck in your head. On repeat.
To illustrate this experience, I've made this video (below). Enjoy.