Dealing with all the stresses of labor and birth is overwhelming enough, but nothing really compares to the feeling of arriving home with your newborn baby. Without the safety net of doctors and nurses on hand to help, you're left to figure out what's normal (and what's not) for your own baby. It can be a terrifying and illuminating experience. So to help you get at least a little prepared, it's worth looking into the gross things babies do their first night of sleep.
Sure, you've seen your newborn adorably napping by now. But the realities of having a sleeping baby in your home is a whole other ball game. Chances are, you're in for a noisy, strange, and smelly experience. Your baby's sleeping tics, and even breathing habits, may initially alarm you, or just straight-up gross you out.
After that first night at home, you may never again use the phrase "sleep like a baby." In reality, a sleeping baby is anything but peaceful. But for what it's worth, most of these infantile weirdnesses are perfectly normal. Read on to learn what you may have in store that first night on your own, and just be thankful that most adults grow out of the freaky sleeping-with-eyes-open phase. Yikes.