X-treme Self-control: A Definition

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(noun): The process of waking a seemingly content baby who has fallen asleep halfway through nursing in the middle of the night with a possible wet diaper. This situation always occurs when the universe – and your heavy eyelids – are convincing you that this will be the time that she will sleep for three hours on half-a-feeding and won’t mind too terribly much to sleep in a wet diaper. Besides, you reason, once you wake her, there is no guarantee that she will return to this blissful sleeping state any time soon… But the very distant voice of reason squeaks through the babble and convinces you to get out of the rocking chair, change the diaper, and finish the feeding. “X-tream Self-Control” somehow remembers that it might take fifteen more minutes, but it will buy at least another hour of sleep.