All you have to do is invent The Baby Timer.
A little device that sits next to the baby to let you know how long you have until it wakes up again.
I picture a gauge with a needle that can go from green to yellow to red.
Green -Baby will continue to sleep for some time. Take a nap, make dinner, take up knitting – you’ve got time.
Yellow – Baby is past half way point of nap. Finish getting that dinner on the table, don’t bother taking a nap anymore and don’t forget to use the bathroom!
Red – Baby will wake at any moment!!! PANIC -Did you feed the other kids? Did you pee? Did you eat?
It would be brilliant, mothers everywhere would buy one.
If I had one of those I would know what to do now.
Usually Jane wakes up at this time of night.
Except for the night that she slept seven hours in a row.
Will she do it again? Will it be tonight?
Or if I go to sleep will she wake me up 15 minutes later?
I hate that.
I’m banking that her imaginary timer is yellow so I’ll stay up a bit longer and if I’m wrong and it’s actually green then I’m just depriving myself of good sleep.
It’s a conundrum.
I’m telling you, invent the baby timer and you’ll be a millionaire.