Monday, April 15, 2013
Five Months Old
Enough complaining...let's talk BABY!
This month has literally flown by (and as I type this we are already half-way through April!) I can't imagine that she will be six months old in just a few short weeks! Where does the time go? Soon she will be eating solids and sitting up on her own! For now she sits up pretty well, just with assistance.
Throughout the month we have sought advice from books, articles, websites, blogs, and friends. We have had many trials and errors. We have found several things that work well for us: Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit and (dun, dun, dun) Crying It Out. Uggh...the ugliest 3 words ever! However, I am a convert (almost). I don't think it would work for every child and every parent. It's hard. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done. But as I mentioned above, when she wakes up from that glorious two hour nap, well rested and with a smile on her face, you can't help but wonder if "self-soothing" isn't such a bad thing after all.