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.