1 year, 8 months, 4 weeks & 2 days into Daddyhood

In my former life (i.e. pre-Talise) I have been woken suddenly in the early hours of the morning.

Can I just say cold sweats, pounding heart, dizziness, hungry, thirsty and needing a wee?

I can?

Well add to that, as a parent, somehow finding the energy and the voice for singing, rocking, cuddling, feeding, Calpol-ing, general comforting, and emotionally coping with one’s beautiful daughter, who one never wants to see upset, crying herself back to sleep when all else fails.

Memories fade of that annoying neighbour from Years Gone By…