Could it be that Hayden has FINALLY figured out that sleeping through the night is a good thing? He was asleep by 7:30 last night, and it is currently 6:45 AM. Hmmmm. So why am I not asleep? Because I was worried something was wrong and because I am too conditioned to be up in the 5 o'clock hour for work! Rain is coming down outside, so maybe the weather is playing a part. Or maybe it's because David finally helped me let him fuss himself back to sleep for a few nights. I tell ya---people offer all these tips and suggestions, which some work and others don't, and I kept reading about letting him cry himself back to sleep. But it's so hard to do! Listening to your child cry rips at a mother's heart. David usually just slept through it. But at 7 months, we definitely knew it wasn't hunger (he hasn't woken up to eat in months), we know his hurting cries, and we know his "I just want attention!" cries. So my husband helped me leave him alone. And maybe it worked. We'll know so much more for baby #2, and I am so thankful Hayden is such a happy, joyful, healthy baby. Even with the mistakes I have made, he has been resilient and adapted and still loved me through it all! Might I finally know what it's like to sleep 8 hours again?
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