My Heart Breaks

Uuuuggg. I’m in the midst of sleep-training my 9 month old. There is nothing harder than listening to your baby cry. Especially when you are supposed to just let them be, not go and fix the problem.

I do believe that in the end, we will all be better off. He has been sleeping better (once he’s asleep) and I have been sleeping better, which helps me fight off this nagging depression.

But boy-o-boy, my heart can only take so much of this. And his little face, with tears running down it, when I go in to check on him. HOW do people do this?

I’m hoping this crying lasts only a short while, and soon he will go to sleep on his own. That is the whole point of this deal, after all. If I  have to let him cry much longer, I’ll just say fooey on the whole thing and rock my sweet baby to sleep.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “My Heart Breaks

  1. Having a non-sleeper is tough, reach out for help is my advice. We went to a kids sleep specialist for our first and made life much easier. Sleep deprivation can be hell, as can laying there hearing them cry for over an hour…..

    • It is tough – They say it should only be a week until they are sleeping on their own, so I guess I’ll wait that out and then try something different. Thanks for stopping by!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s