15I Could Handle The Loss Better With Some Sleep
One sleep deprived new mom said her baby normally did not sleep through the night. Suddenly one night, the baby had been asleep for a few hours, and the new mom only realized after sleeping for a few hours herself.
Realizing this, the mother experienced severe panic, followed by great relief.
Her horrifying thought process was that she could handle a deceased child better than she could handle any more sleep deprivation and she would be able to process the death better after a full night’s sleep.
Following this rationale, she went back to sleep for the remainder of the night. Luckily, the baby ended up being okay and Mom did not have to wake up to that awful scenario. We hope both mom and baby got great sleep that night.