I don’t know if I’ve told everyone on the planet about it yet, but we are sleep-training at the moment. I told five separate baristas last week, so, as Morrissey says, “Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before.”
So when you’re extremely sleep-deprived it starts to take over your life pretty quickly. You’re constantly thinking about when you will get a chance to sleep and how you can get away with sleeping instead of doing other things (like eating or showering, for instance). And with a baby, you have this mental checklist of things that the baby needs in order to sleep going through your head at all times. In our case it looks kind of like this: active playtime during the day, fresh air, solid naps, no dairy at all ever, etc. So we are always trying to get those things done and little by little we get back into the swing of things again and remember what day and night are and all of that.
Two things that are helping us a ton right now are: RainyMood and a little stuffed Piglet. Also cosleeping, but I don’t want to get into that whole debate on here, so I’ll just say that cosleeping is only cool if done 100% safely (which is something I didn’t really think possible until I read a bunch of Dr. Sears books). Dr. Sears is the business.
But what’s not the business is that it’s really difficult to find a photo of the old-school Piglet. What’s that about? Ernest Shepard is weeping somewhere.