I live in a modern terrace and my neighbours have brought home their new baby today and I can hear it screaming through the walls. All I can think is 'thank God it's not me' and remember how awful it was when I took my firstborn home and he screaned and screamed. My neighbours are late 30's early 40's age group and are very nice but had a lovely life as a happily married working couple. It's just reminding me of that HUGE before and after gap..............and they are suddenly with no warning at all really in the after.............................OMG. Normally they'd be [peacefully slumbering around now to wake at 6 If I'd known I'd never have become a parent - no debate whatsoever. Normally they'd be slumbering peacefully about now being happy with being pregnant, get up at 6, have a quiet shower, off to work, come home, watch a bit of tele! Whoooooosh, and now!