The new August issue of Little Rock Family is on stands now. Pick one up next time you're in Cabot, Conway, Saline County or Little Rock. Flip to the last page and you'll see my second attempt at the "Family Chatter." (or just read it here.)
This time, it's about having a nine-month-old (now almost ten) who still won't sleep through the night. That's right, folks. For those of you who've been wondering, this kid still doesn't sleep. It's...frustrating, to say the least. You can read the details in my article.
((you can also read my last blog post about this, at 3 1/2 months, here))
But a little update... since writing the story, which I actually did over a month ago, I DID attempt some "sleep training." It didn't go so well. After a good reprimanding from the doctor at our nine-month check-up, I decided to buckle down and let the girl cry. It would take 3-4 nights, he said, and she would learn to put herself to sleep. Well I tried it, and it didn't work. I endured four heart-wrenching nights of crying practically all night long, plus an incredibly tired and cranky baby during the day. And on the fifth night, I said "Forget it!" I went back to my old routine. (Getting up 15 times a night, fixing bottles and rocking her back to sleep)
FYI::: For all you who are screaming "Babywise!" in your head right now, don't worry, next go 'round, I'm giving it a try! Things WILL be different with the next baby, I assure you. But for Miss Eden, I'm convinced it's too late.