True Mom Confession: I'm pretty lucky. Parker is the baby everyone wants. She is happy (only cries when hungry, squeezed too hard, head butted, bitten, has a dirty diaper, or needs to burp). She puts up with her brother (see previous notes on when she cries, but she STILL smiles when she hears his voice). She likes to sleep and will sometimes sleep for 5 hrs! AND she puts herself to sleep (seriously! Who knew babies could do that?! Not me!! I'm still in awe over it.)
I have no clue how I got so lucky, because I know it is luck because Owen was the complete opposite - he was happy, but he also loved to cry (colicky). Or if it's not luck, then God obviously knew I COULD NOT handle another baby like Owen.
And then the very next day Nov 3:
Thinking of becoming a parent? Here's a "fun" game! Have a friend/spouse wake you up at random times during the night for a week. You must be woken up at least 3 times a night (but at least twice during the week you have to be woken up 5x's in one night and at least 4 nights you must be woken up immediately after falling back to sleep). When "awake" you must be up for at least 45 min (a few times 1-1 1/2hrs), be able to feed a person, change a diaper, and do whatever other soothing is needed (walking, singing, cuddling with them all.night.long if needed). If you so choose to attempt to co-sleep you must sleep lightly enough to be aware there is a child on your chest/in your arms at all times.
You must also be able to fully function during the day either out of the house at work, in the house at work, or in the house at work/play (for the last option you HAVE to find a 2-3yr old to take care of during the day) along with the infant you took care of during the night.