Somewhere along the line the phrase "sleep like a baby" came to mean that one had gotten a great nights sleep. When you were a guest at someone's house they would inevitably ask you in the morning "How did you sleep?" "Oh great, I slept like a baby," is the ready made answer. This does not make a bit of sense. Truly "sleeping like a baby" means that you wake up every three hours crying because you are hungry and you have pooped in your diaper. I hope I never "sleep like a baby" again.

  • Mike Bitzenhofer 8y

    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    a kind merciful God has given her her mother's looks and not mine.


    Three kids, yikes! Two is about to kill me. For a brief moment this week my wife thought she may be pregnant again. Suicide did cross my mind at the thought of having two children 11 months apart.


    The prospect of winding up in diapers again before this is all over is not very appealing. If it happens then I hope for a pretty nurse, I hear the sponge baths are nice.


    I am a cynical old man, no doubt.
  • sparquay 8y

    I love the caption! Great composition and lighting. Very peaceful... even though these moments probably don't last very long.

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  • Debbie 8y

    Awwww... what an adorable photo!
    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
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  • Radio Mustafa 8y

    LOL awesome observation there. This is a great close up shot, very well composed and organic, well downright fleshy...

    Very nice lighting too. Congrats POP!

    Good one!
  • Tamara Del Valle 8y

    I always thought the expression came from the few moments they do embrace sleep. By the looks of the angelic baby the sleep is pure and blissful. Hopefully, your time of diapers and crying is well off into the future!
  • kolesnikk 8y

    Dieses Photo ist sehr ausdruksfoll mit Gefuhl.Scvhade das ich auf englisch nicht schreiben kann.
  • sidkid 8y

    Perhaps the image can be titled 2007: A Sleepless Odyssey. ;-)
  • Aoife Hendriks 8y

    Lovely shot. Congrats on the new babbie!!
  • allr1 8y

    Completely captivating.Beautiful and full of love.
    I say, Bring on the baby pictures, Everyone loves
    to see babies.
  • Leslie Suavo 8y

    What a nice moment you have captured here!
  • Enchanter of Camelot 8y

    Please add your photo to our group, O Sleep and feel free to join us unless you’ve already done so. Remember to tag your photos OSleep.
  • Canine Love / Irina 7y

    this is adorable, perfect photo
  • Elliott Buckler 7y

    This is a great photo! I have the perfect blog post to accompany it. I will forward our readers to this page. (Attribution and link to your photo is listed at the bottom of the post.) Check out your pic in action: Have a great day!
  • Je Répondrai 7y

    Marvelous image.
  • 1bluecanoe 7y

    those sweet this composition...all sweet baby! I wish I had been shooting more then....
  • whologwhy 6y

    This is a very nice photo. Can I ask your permission to use your photo in one of my projects?
  • Mike Bitzenhofer 2y

    Sleep II

    a few years later
  • hoyoucoms 1y

    Hello, We would like to use this photo for an article preventing gastroenteritis which is a disease like food poisoning for a baby. Your baby seems so peaceful and quite. Our goal is to protect this lovely baby.
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