Hi y'all! Today I'm honored to be guest posting over at Being Mrs. Beer, as part of her Sleep Chronicles series. If you remember, Mac was a TERRIBLE sleeper until not that long ago (like yesterday). We have been struggling with sleep for over a year and it's...well, fucking exhausting! As we were trying desperately to figure out what we should do to get him to sleep better, I loved hearing about what other mamas were doing and how their babies were handling it. Even if our situations were completely different, I always felt like I learned something and might store away a tip or two for future issues/children. I remember emailing one of my favorite bloggers, Julia, repeatedly when Mac and her daughter CeCe were going through similar sleep regressions around 10 months. It is hard! Unfortunately, every child is different and there's no one way to fix a kid's sleep issues (if only it were that easy). I think the most important thing you can do is to try to understand your child and come up with a method that you, as a parent, are comfortable with. Yes, the good ole "trust your instincts" advice - I'm sure you've never heard that before.
Anyway, other than that shining gem of wisdom, I don't really have any advice to pass on -- I'm far from an expert in this whole parenting gig, in case you haven't noticed -- I'm just telling our story. And it's a good one (with a happy ending-ish) and will make you truly appreciate every second of sleep your child is currently giving you. I hope you'll check it out - maybe leave a comment telling Jess what a great series this is and how beneficial it is for new mamas to hear other sleep struggles and suggestions.
And just because I'm curious...how's your baby sleeping these days?
Do you have one of those mythological babies that sleep through the night at 2 months old?
Do you have a toddler that's never slept through the night once?