People always tell expectant parents to 'rest up' and sleep before the baby arrives and there couldn't be better advice. (Although pregnancy made sleep elusive for me before the baby even got here, so I was already being prepared.) I remember the first night Elly slept straight through - even though it was a bit scary because I couldn't believe she didn't get up, it was blissful. We were blessed to have a baby that has slept relatively well from the beginning and I couldn't be more thankful for that. But to feel rested as a mother is a rare occasion and as much as I love her anyway, I love her just a tiny bit more when she lets me sleep.
3 days ago