with a new baby to care for, particularly a first, when every day brings a new challenge, its all too easy for the daily horizon to creep nearer and nearer and eyesight short. turning the eye sight outwards, looking at the world through others’ experience, the news, other blogs, social networking etc…i recommend keeping a long view throughout early motherhood. keep your head above the domestic parapet. if not every day then every other day. it has helped me stay a little saner, helped my find perspective on the daily trials and chores and enabled me to keep my head up on the days i feel like sleeping through all of everything forever.