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ITA - I needed more unbroken sleep than my baby did. Sans baby I would get 8-9 hours a night to feel rested. When ds arrived, he was a terrible sleeper and I felt as if I was being tortured. He's 20 months now and has suddenly started sleeping through the night. (A couple months ago he would still wake me 6-7 times a night.) I am so elated that he's finally sleeping better that I feel like I could throw a party.

Its hard for someone who needs less sleep or who's baby is a better sleeper to understand but exhaustion really can take a heavy toll on your emotional state. I thank heaven everyday that my dh needs way less sleep than I do and is so supportive - otherwise I'd be a complete wreck by now.
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I saw her interview and read her book. I experienced many of the same things she did especially the horrid visualizations of something happening to the baby and also the desire to hurt myself. The one thing that bugged me in her book was that she did use the Ferber method on her dd. That could have contributed to a lot. I mean the thought of your baby CIO and all that agony had to make her PPD worse wouldn't you think?
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