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Baby Energy

OK, so what’s wrong with me? I can’t believe how much energy I have. I’m sleeping in two hour stints, with an hour between for feeding NewGirl and getting her back to sleep. I’ve found it impossible to take the advice to “sleep when the baby sleeps” during the day. And yet, when people ask how exhausted I must be as a new parent, I must admit, I’m not. I’m sure it’s a combination of a very easy recovery from labor and delivery together with pure adrenaline. But I’m happy to be on the phone with family, friends, and even colleagues. I’m walking up a storm around town, and I’m feeling great.

I’m sure it’s just “new baby high,” and I’m bound to come crashing down sometime, but for now I feel like the energizer bunny. Did anyone else experience this same adrenaline rush? If so, when did it all change?


  1. Karen September 21, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Consider yourself lucky and enjoy the energy. I had a tough recovery from my C-section, and never got that new baby high.

  2. Anonymous September 27, 2007 at 6:00 am

    I was always so tired, but that could prolly be because my baby had colic real bad, but shes 6 months and I am still tired all the time. If she didnt sleep through the night, I dunno what I would do, so yea, you are one of the lucky ones!

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