We've all been there. We're exhausted. It's dark outside. And we're awake with a baby while the rest of the world is asleep, cozy in bed. At least that's the way it feels when we're awake with fussy, crying, hungry, or just plain-ol' wide-awake baby. If feels like we're the only one. But one mom reminds us that we aren't alone. Her viral tribute to moms awake with a baby in the middle of the night is resonating with moms everywhere for its simple message: you aren't alone.
Do you know her?
The middle-of-the-night, early morning, still-dark-outside riser?
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Have you been in her bed—sometimes sweat-soaked and always full: of babies and happy and worries?
Did you know that when you feel it all and when the lights are off and the thoughts and the cries are loud, you’re not alone?
Have you heard it—the come-get-me cry and the phantom cry?
Have you felt it—that you’d give anything for sleep and also to be exactly where you are? That you need more of this and less of this and for things to stay the same and also for them to change?
And did you know that when you feel it all and when the lights are off and the thoughts and the cries are loud, you’re not alone?
Did you know that all around the world, lights are being turned on in the dark and thoughts are being loud in the night and babies are crying and mothers everywhere are wondering: am I the only one?