Total. dreamboat. I know. You don't have to tell me how adorable my child is. But go ahead, if you feel like you just can't keep it inside any longer.
Instead, let's talk about how this child is not sleeping for more than an HOUR in his own crib. That's right, folks, he is officially *spoiled*. I say that in stars (I tried to write in tiny letters but now I have screwed up the font in Typepad and cannot right it, so that's why the font is bigger than usual, full disclosure here) because I hate to use that terrible word, because I don't know that I believe it - let's just say he is very firmly attached. We are researching how best to help this sweet, dreamboat baby learn that sleeping in his crib is a good idea. I am also currently writing an email to the Internet guru extraordinaire Moxie, oh Moxie, how I love her. How I would do anything she told me, and I am finally to the point where you say, "Please, someone tell me what to do, I will do it." Because LOOK AT THAT FACE. Imagine that face all crumpled with tears. And I adore sleeping with my child, I do, but I also really adore only sleeping with my husband.
I have procrastinated doing this until now, waiting to get past the 9 month sleep regression, and teething, and now it's simply time.
Yesterday I checked out this book, and while I do like some of his points - the TONE - oh, the tone, it makes me want to throw the book against the wall. I am not stupid. I am not some weak boned, empty brained flippertigibit who doesn't realize that my child needs to sleep. So today I am off to buy this book and see if it's got something we can implement. Because listening to my boy cry for a prolonged period of time (we made it ten minutes, well, Beaux did, I didn't make it for more than three) is nothing short of torture. And that's the problem with parenting. A million people can tell you what they think is best, but in the end, it's all you, baby, and you've got to just do it, whatever it is, do it, and pray you've done the best thing for you and your child. I know that no single book or philosophy will work better than what is right for our own particular child. We've just got to get the formula right.
(I would love to know what you did with your kid, how it worked or didn't work, if you feel like sharing. I know I can always, always learn from your wisdom.)