Crying it out is a form of training that some parents decide to use when they want to teach their children to sleep on their own. For me, it's been my way of coping these last few weeks. The lack of sleep has REALLY affected me lately and sometimes it feels like I'm the only one whose baby is waking up every hour. To make things worse, just when I think my darling little boy is improving on sleep, it goes back to hourly wakings. It's also not reassuring when I get emails in my inbox that say, "Your baby is 7 weeks old today and you should be getting a longer stretch of sleep (5 - 6 hours)."
Needless to say the last couple of weeks have had its ups and its downs...and I have had many days where I just feel defeated - questioning what I'm doing wrong that my baby isn't progressing with sleep. The silver lining to it all though (as Matt so kindly reminds me frequently when I have my meltdowns) is that we have an amazing little boy who is healthy and gaining weight. I have to remind myself of that everyday and just when I think I've hit my low, I need to remember that things could be worse. So please be patient with me as I try to ramp up the chance to blog again. I miss it dearly, but I'm trying to get some sleep when Liam will let me.